Empowering Growth: Addressing women’s access to energy funding
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.
Our Key Takeaways from COP 27
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.
Top 5 Women-Founded CleanTech Companies Driving the Energy Transition
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.
Q&A: Fanglu Wang, Managing Director, CITIC Capital
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.
Disrupt: China 2022 Post-Show Report
Key takeaways and conclusions from Climate Council Disrupt: China 2022, which took place in Beijing on 29 July 2022. Download the report here.
Q&A: Hulisani Neswiswi, Managing Director at Trilemma Impact Investments
Our latest Q&A gives a spotlight to Hulisani Neswiswi, Managing Director at Trilemma Impact Investments -driving sustainable investments in South Africa. “The idea was to answer the question of – what if the energy transition, can be used to challenge income inequality, through increasing local participation in the development, ownership and management of this current and subsequent waves of energy projects?”
Industry Survey Report 2022
What does the future hold for the Renewable Energy Industry? As we move into 2022, we surveyed our network to find out their thoughts.
Our oceans as a saviour and as an investment
The magnitude of the oceans is often difficult to comprehend, deeper than the highest mountain is tall and filled with life that feeds half of the planet’s population. We are largely coastal dwellers, and even when we are not, the globalized nature of the planet ensures that we rely on goods and resources that either come from the ocean or are transported across the ocean. This will not change, the oceans will continue to be the source of life, food and transport for many years to come – and so, what can be done to utilize the oceans more sustainably and create a viable business proposition for green, clean investments.
The Potential of Green Guarantees to secure a clean energy future
Emerging markets remain disproportionately affected by the current green finance wave with capital up to seven times more expensive in developing economies than in advanced economies. Green guarantees could provide a de-risking mechanism to mobilise private capital into developing economies and address the climate finance gap.
Diversity & Inclusion in the US clean energy sector – cause for concern?
Diversity & Inclusion in the US clean energy sector has expanded rapidly, yet underrepresentation of women and minorities remains a concern.
Blackstone announce mammoth $3 billion investment in Invenergy
Global investment giant Blackstone has made one of the largest renewable investments in North American history with a $3 billion minority investment in Invenergy – a leading solar and wind developer.
Regulatory effects on the US solar sector in 2022
The Climate Council will examine the development of solar policies in the USA and the implications of these policies in attracting both domestic and foreign investment into the US solar sector.
Q&A: Dijana Vlaisavljevic, Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Manager, Sonnedix
The Climate Council approached Sonnedix’s ESG manager, Dijana Vlaisavljevic, to explain to us her approach, some of their challenges and their successes as they exhibit what it means to be a leader in ESG.
Q&A: Alistair Daynes, Co-Founder & Mattea Webster, Business Development – ReWild Africa
Alistair Daynes, Co-Founder and Mattea Webster, Business Development from ReWild Africa explain to us the concept of rewilding and how the benefits of integrating nature-based solutions into business strategy will future proof companies and their profits from climate change and biodiversity loss impacts.
Is your electric vehicle truly green?
Electric vehicles have been hailed by many as being green and eco-friendly, the answer that the automotive industry has been looking for. However, are electric vehicles truly green?
Why Investors Should Care About Natural Capital
Investing in natural capital actually implies substantial economic, social, and environmental benefits. In addition to supporting national pandemic recovery plans and the prevention of future pandemics, it will support those vulnerable countries most affected by coronavirus which will likely exploit natural capital to overcome debts induced by pandemic.
Nature-Based Financial Disclosures – Tying Financial Risk to Natural Prosperity
The Taskforce on Nature-based Financial Discloures (TFND) Alliance is a financial activist market-led coalition, backed by the UN, seeking to utilize the financial tools at our disposal to induce a more rapid rate of change to our emissions-heavy habits. The Alliance interviewed organizations, government bodies and regulators that are in control of over $8 trillion in assets to develop the ‘Nature In Scope’ a summary report of proposals to initiate a global framework for nature-based financial disclosures.