The Climate Council have brought together over thirty bright and great minds in the finance, investment, and energy worlds to identify the challenges females face in accessing capital and barriers to growth, with a focus on clean energy and early-stage fundraising.
The annual Conference of the Parties of the UNFCC commonly known as COP was held this year from 6 November until 20 November 2022 in Shaem El Sheikh, Egypt. This was the 27th time the conference was held to discuss actions towards reaching the worlds climate goals. The Climate Council have highlighted five key takeaways from COP27.
A previous study from the PEW research centre has shown that women are more likely to consider climate change as a serious threat than men. The study has shown that women believe that lifestyle changes need to be made to combat climate and are more likely to make eco-friendly consumer choices.
During this years Climate Council Disrupt that was held in Dubai in May we got to talk to Citic Capital’s Managing Director, Fanglu Wang.
Fanglu Wang has over 25 years of experience in capital markets, corporate finance, financial engineering and risk management.
The Climate Council would like to highlight the companies that have excelled in driving progress beyond their natural commitment to a cleaner, greener climate and environment – giving a strong focus to Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity.
Sara Chamberlain has worked in the energy and environment sector for nearly a decade, with a core focus on helping energy startups develop commercialization strategies. Working at the intersection of technology and entrepreneurship is a personal passion. She currently leads Energy Foundry’s investment activity and maintains an active role with each of the firm’s portfolio companies.
Q&A: Paula Singliarova, Head of Sustainability and Stewardship, Arabesque Asset Management to discuss how her sustainability function sits in between investments, business development and strategy. How her main responsibilities are overseeing proxy voting and engagement activities, working with the investment team on integration of sustainability scores in the investment process, monitoring latest sustainability news and of course, you can’t escape sustainability reporting…
Amazon unveils 37 new renewables projects. Schemes in US, Spain, France, Australia, Canada, India, Japan, and UAE take global capacity to 15.7GW. Find out more.
Groundworks start on Scottish green hydrogen hub. Getech is planning on creating new facility in Inverness on former gas holder site. Find out more.
Solar Energy Industries Association’s analysis reduces installation forecasts for 2022 and 2023 by 46%. Find out more.
The global renewable sector has matured it has seen many challenges, many great successes and has established a market that can compete with traditional avenues of energy production. Yet, the global energy crises defining the global economy, have created a moment for pause among many private equity investors as to whether or not renewables can provide the returns they were once used to with oil and gas. Despite such uncertainties, private equity investors committed to the energy transition have been sourcing projects that have potential to rapidly grow and assist in achieving the vision for a net-zero future.
Earlier this month, the Climate Council’s Kamogelo Motse sat down with Ghada Rahal, Senior Engineer – Sustainability at Enova by Veolia. Ghada took the time to speak with Kamo about her work in the clean energy sector, the importance of highlighting women in the sector and how important women are to advancing the energy transition. We ended off the Q&A with Ghada giving advice to young women who would want to pursue a career in sustainable energy. Enjoy the interview!
BAYAKHA Infrastructure Partners flagship fund, the Bayakha Economic Infrastructure Fund expects to make equity and empowerment financing/structured equity investments into eight to ten qualifying, brownfield and late-stage greenfield renewable energy and other economic infrastructure projects (such as water, transport and ICT) in South Africa (SA), primarily, and to a lesser extent, select parts of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)
The Climate Council examines three of the most successful storage deals over the last year, and how these can further the net-zero ambitions of the communities they serve.
Our latest Q&A gives a spotlight toBo Bai, Chairman & Founder, Asia Green Fund & MetaVerse Green Exchange. “As an impact-driven private equity firm that is aligned with UN-SDG goals, we aim to create a lasting green impact to communities in China and throughout Asia by staying disciplined with our investment approach and focus.”
As we pass the first year of Biden’s administration, we ask a panel of experts – what has President Biden achieved and what does this mean for investment into clean energy in the USA?