Q&A: Tasha McCarter, VP of Solar Engineering, RWE
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
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.
Will low-carbon hydrogen will be the silver bullet in APAC?
Hydrogen has widely been earmarked as the ‘golden key’ solution to unlocking a future energy supply that is clean, green and efficient. Central to this conundrum is the participation of the region with the highest energy consumption in the world – Asia Pacific. In this article we have sought to uncover the opportunities, challenges and realities in developing a regional hydrogen economy, and what that may mean for the global market.
Will low-carbon hydrogen will be the silver bullet in APAC?
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.
Q&A: Katharina Lindmeier, Senior Responsible Investment Manager, NEST
We believe green financing can play a huge part in reducing carbon emissions and, in the process, help mitigate the severe impact climate change will have on our lives. But in the past, it has often been overlooked as banks’ biggest impact is indirect by financing carbon-intensive companies or projects and disclosure on these financed emissions has been poor.
Key Elements To M&A Within Renewables
An indicator of sectoral strength has often been the quantity and value of M&A activity over an annual period, providing a sense of capital inflows and corporate interest in developing markets. The renewable energy sector has enjoyed year-on-year growth in M&A deals for the past decade, with a slight and expected dip in early 2020.
Q&A: Ita Kettleborough, Deputy Director, Energy Transitions Commission
The Energy Transitions Commission (ETC) is a global coalition of leaders from across the energy landscape committed to achieving net-zero emissions by mid-century in order to limit global warming to well below 2°C and as close as possible to 1.5°C. Our Commissioners come from a range of organisations – energy producers, energy intensive industries, technology providers, finance players and environmental NGOs – which operate across developed and developing countries and play different roles in the energy transition.
Through the ESG lens: Navigating the M&A market in the 20s
Commitment to environmental issues is influencing deal strategy across the globe and ESG’s momentum shows no sign of slowing down. In a survey conducted by the Financial times at the end of 2020, 83 percent of business leaders said that ESG factors will be increasingly critical to M&A decision making in the next 12-24 months.
Whether as a means for dealmakers to identify attractive M&A targets, a way to identify risk in the deal process or a response to government or investor pressure, ESG considerations can no longer be ignored.
Q&A: Maurizio Grassi, Chief Growth Officer (CGO), Sonnedix
‘Special transactions’ is a definition we use to indicate opportunities that present one of the following features: considerable size, multi technology, multi jurisdictions, teams. These are complex transactions, with a structured and very competitive process…
China & Renewable Energy Investments: What’s happening outbound and what are the opportunities inbound?
Globally, China has been the top investor in clean energy for nine out of the last ten years. And given the country’s own accelerated climate targets and opening up of the energy sector, the door for foreign investors has never been more open.
Sonnedix Japan: Expanding the use of solar to build a bright future
Sonnedix is a global solar independent power producer (IPP) with a proven track record in delivering high-performance cost-competitive solar photovoltaic plants across OECD countries. With a total controlled capacity of over 4GW, and more than 350 solar plants across eight countries, Sonnedix has built a strong culture around creating a positive impact in the environment and communities within which it operates, in line with its purpose of harnessing the power of the sun to build a bright future.
Accelerating Renewable Capacity in South East Asia
The South East Asian energy landscape has emerged over the last 20 years to become a driver of trends and a source of demand, all as a result of the rapid economic development among the South-East Asian Tigers (and their neighbours) – can the region do the same for renewable generation technologies?
The low risk appetite of institutional investors is the biggest barrier to bridging the renewable energy finance gap
Based on the IEA’s Current Policies Scenario, around US$7.7t is currently committed to renewables, but US$12.9t is required under the Sustainable Development Scenario. Join four industry-leading experts as they delve into the nitty-gritty of the biggest hurdles to closing the renewable energy investment gap.
Q&A: Tomas Hvamb, EV Private Equity
As a technology focused impact investor, we are committed to achieving greenhouse gas emissions reduction through differentiated technology investments. Our investments fit a very precise profile. They are all in the growth stage of development with experienced management teams; have a differentiated offering in terms of technology; and possess a scalable business model.