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Hear about the French government approach to climate leadership
The transition to a low carbon economy in a socially responsible way needs to happen fast…but it also needs to be done right. Brune Poirson, Secretary of State for the French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, joins ClimateBiz to discuss President Macron’s approach to climate leadership both domestically and internationally. Tune in to hear about ambitious approaches for everything from plastics to fashion to the financial sector, and how social responses such as the gilets jaunes (“yellow jackets”) influence the conversation.Listen Now »
Small scale solar has more than doubled since 2012, and distributed generation is profoundly transforming the energy sector. Shari and Marcene are joined by two solar experts – Guido Agostinelli, a Senior Industry Specialist at IFC, and Mike Silvestrini, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Energea, a renewable energy project investor that is focused on emerging and frontier markets.Listen Now »
From shade trees to weather index microinsurance for smallholder farmers, agribusinesses are taking action on climate change. Guillaume Le Cunff, Nespresso USA President and CEO of the Nespresso Sustainability Innovation Fund, joins ClimateBiz to discuss Nespresso’s carbon footprint and how to make coffee production as a whole more sustainable as well as more resilient to climate impacts. Companies across the agricultural sector—as well as their investors—are paying more attention to the sustainability of their supply chains.Listen Now »
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.Listen Now »
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.Listen Now »
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.Listen Now »
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.
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Esohe Denise Odaro
Director, International Market Association (ICMA)
Head of Investor Relations, IFC
See how cities are financing and incorporating electric vehicles into their transit systems
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Take a look at market projections for storage technology and how it can enable renewables
Explore the value proposition for green buildings and what is needed to scale up in rapidly urbanizing emerging markets
President and CEO
U.S. Green Building Council
CEO, Green Business Certification Inc.
Insights on how leading corporations and investors are influencing energy markets and driving policy changes
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.