Previous Episodes

Season 1 | Episode 8 | Climate Justice for All

Mar 19, 2019

Season 1 | Episode 8 | Climate Justice for All

What do local credit unions, job retraining, energy access, and potential climate litigation have in common? Climate justice. Historically, the developed world has been responsible for the warming of the climate while the developing world has borne the worst of the impacts. Former president of Ireland and current climate justice champion Mary Robinson joins the podcast to discuss the concept of a just transition to a low carbon economy and what it means for the private sector.

Season 1 | Episode 7 | The World’s Largest Green Bond Fund

Feb 27, 2019

Season 1 | Episode 7 | The World’s Largest Green Bond Fund

At $1.42 billion, the Amundi Planet Emerging Green One (EGO) fund is the world’s largest green bond fund. The fund was established in partnership with IFC. In addition to its size, it is significant for its focus on emerging markets. The fund will deploy over $2 billion over its lifetime. This episode delves into the innovative thinking that led to this award-winning fund and the process of finding the right partner.

Season 1 | Episode 6 | Crystal Ball

Feb 8, 2019

Season 1 | Episode 6 | Crystal Ball

What does 2019 hold in store for climate business? This episode pulls in expert opinions from specialists across IFC. Perhaps this will be the year of the green home. Or significant legislative and regulatory changes in Europe for sustainable finance. Or the year that investments in hybrid solar-wind systems skyrocket.

Season 1 | Episode 5 | Bonds…Green Bonds

Jan 26, 2019

Season 1 | Episode 5 | Bonds…Green Bonds

Green bonds are a hot topic in the sustainable finance world. Denise Odaro (International Capital Markets Association) and Berit Lindholdt-Lauridsen (IFC) join ClimateBiz to discuss what green bonds are and how they can mobilize capital for climate investments.

Season 1 | Bonus Episodes | Dispatches from COP24 in Katowice

Dec 15, 2018

Season 1 | Bonus Episodes | Dispatches from COP24 in Katowice

Straight from the Conference of the Parties in Katowice, Poland, Marcene and Shari recorded several interviews onsite with leaders in climate negotiations and climate business. The Conference of the Parties (COP) is where government, civil society, investors, and others gather each year to continue negotiations for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and to discuss the latest developments in climate change.

Season 1 | Episode 4 | Rerouting for Climate: Electric Buses and Cities

Dec 4, 2018

Season 1 | Episode 4 | Rerouting for Climate: Electric Buses and Cities

Recorded live at the World Bank’s Innovate4Climate forum this past spring, hosts Marcene Mitchell and Shari Friedman spoke with V. Ponnuraj from the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), which serves 35 million commuters, and Sascha Kelterborn from Microvast, which is a leading provider of fast-charging batteries for electric vehicles.

Season 1 | Episode 3 | Can energy storage save our planet?

Nov 20, 2018

Season 1 | Episode 3 | Can energy storage save our planet?

In this episode, hosts Marcene Mitchell and Shari Friedman take a deep dive into energy storage. Guests Kiran Kumaraswamy, Market Applications Director for Fluence, and Peter Mockel, IFC’s Principal Industry Specialist for Storage, join the show to discuss how storage can enable renewable energy.

Season 1 | Episode 2 | If You’re Gonna Build It, Build It Green

Nov 8, 2018

Season 1 | Episode 2 | If You’re Gonna Build It, Build It Green

In this episode, hosts Marcene Mitchell and Shari Friedman take a deep dive into green buildings. Guests Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO of US Green Building Council, and Prashant Kapoor, IFC’s Chief Industry Specialist for Green Buildings and Climate-Smart Cities, join the show to discuss the value proposition for green buildings and what is needed to scale up in rapidly urbanizing emerging markets.

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