Our latest Q&A gives a spotlight toBo Bai, Chairman & Founder, Asia Green Fund & MetaVerse Green Exchange. Tasha is passionate about climate change and issues that impact women and people of color. Her life work includes investing over 10 years in the Renewable Energy industry with an emphasis in Power Systems
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 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.
Charlotte Aubin- 25 years of experience in environmental infrastructure investment, international financial asset management, including 12 years dedicated to international and Sub-Saharan Africa renewable energy and energy transition.
Founder of GreenWish Group in 2010 dedicated to financing, developing and operating and strategic advisory on renewable energy infrastructures and energy transition transactions. 2000- 09, Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Investment Management built the French and Swiss institutional activities up to a multi-billion dollar asset level across multiple global asset classes
In the run-up to the hugely anticipated conference, we launched a ‘Countdown to COP26’ mini-series, highlighting the importance of 5 particular theme that must be discussed at COP26.
Green Hydrogen is the trendiest clean energy source around, touted for its ‘simple’ ability to turn water into a highly combustible energy source capable of replacing our demand for oil and gas. However, the costs of green hydrogen are significant and from a commercial perspective, potentially unviable for some time.
Our focus is not so much on industrial businesses but more on financial business and businesses that have a social impact including social housing, renewables, transport and those which reduce carbon. To be clear, it is not an impact fund, it is ethical sustainable fund.
On the 16th of September the Climate Council held a webinar in partnership with White & Case, welcoming speakers from State Street Global Advisors, EOS at Federated Hermes, Orion Energy Partners, IHS Markit and Encourage Capital discussing how asset stewardship can bring about a low carbon economy.
The steel, cement & heavy-duty transportation sectors that we have become deeply reliant upon, are the very same that weigh us down as we seek to new paths to a cleaner, net-zero society. We have looked at the impacts of three of the most ‘hard-to-abate’ sectors and what alternatives may look like from the perspective of their emissions, costs and practicalities.
Andrea Course works in Shell Ventures as Venture Principal where she invests in innovative start and scale-up companies that accelerate the energy transition, focusing in the areas of ML, AI, Robotics and Decarbonization. Currently she sits on the boards of Innowatts (Digital Energy Platform) and Osperity (Intelligent Visual Monitoring). Andrea has 15 years of experience in the energy sector as both technical SME and investor.
This webinar will explore how asset stewardship can be an effective mechanism to motivate companies to build strategies that enable climate mitigation and adaptation and therefore bring about a low carbon economy.
The ‘Hydrogen Hype’ is well and truly underway, with many calling hydrogen the silver bullet. In this webinar, we will hear from regulators on what they’re doing to support hydrogen and utilities, clean energy players and investors who will be key in making low-carbon hydrogen the silver bullet.
ICE is a green fuel company focused on mega scale projects to deliver economies of scale and competitive pricing in green hydrogen, ammonia, methanol, and other synfuels. We have announced three projects: two are in Western Australia totalling 76GW+ of upstream wind and solar and downstream production of up to 30 MTPA of green ammonia.
Applying a climate lens to investing is, today, not an unfamiliar notion. Given that ‘environmental’ is a central pillar of ESG, reporting on climate and integrating it into business and investment decisions has had a lot of attention in recent years.