Q&A with Catherine Brennan, Financial Manager at GreenYellow to discuss her role, diversity in the sector and advice to young women pursuing careers in sustainable investing
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…
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.
We delve into the economics of the hydrogen economy, exploring where we are and what is needed for hydrogen to be the saviour that so many claim it will be – this is what we discovered when we spoke to our members.
The Secret Sauce – Five Things Stopping Institutional Investors Deploying Greater Capital into Renewable Energy
If executives are going to successfully access some of the $2 trillion a year in clean energy infrastructure being allocated, knowing what these investors look for is important. Much is written about why they are investing, but we asked our membership what holds them back from deploying capital.
At the Energy Capital Leaders Assembly, we heard from some key players in the renewables and PPA market including Zosia Riesner, Director of Power Markets, Europe, Lightsource BP; Dierk Paskert, CEO, Encavis and Luigi Sacco, PPA Originator, Head of Southern Europe, Falck Renewables.
At the Energy Capital Leaders Assembly in November 2019, Mark Radka, UN Environment and Paula Pinho, European Commission shared their insights into achieving a low-carbon future and their Sustainable Development Goals. Read more here
Participants from the Capital Raising panel, that was due to take place at Mexico Assembly, met virtually to discuss the effects of COVID-19, what’s keeping investors awake at night, how governments can help and more.
Today we have the luxury of choosing between several direct and indirect viable energy sources. Renewables and gas are two of these, and of course historically coal has been the dominant force. The decisive question we always face is “what is the optimal energy mix”?
We are in a world where we are very much moving away from subsidies and where we are active is Spain and we think that’s the number one market in Europe where solar is absolutely profitable and sustainable in the long term without subsidies..
The cancellation of the auctions has complicated the possibility of signing long-term contracts with a qualified offtaker that make the project bankable.
We choose to regard the cancellation as an opportunity. It forced us to review /reset our business strategy to become less dependent on governmental decisions.
Since the beginning of the market 4 years ago, investors and market participants have needed more data in order to accurately forecast prices and quantify risks.
Given that we can invest both directly or through our platforms and jointly with our investors, we can be quite flexible from an equity check perspective. We do both greenfield and brownfield, obviously seeking different returns.
In order to secure the participation of the private sector in the future development of the generation infrastructure no changes should be made to the existing regulation; growth should be obtained via wholesale energy market consolidation.