ClimateBiz | Episode 14

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AUGUST 8, 2019

Taking Innovation to a Higher Altitude

Learn about the first solar plane and 1,000+ other climate solutions


They said it was impossible to produce enough energy from the sun to power an airplane. But Bertrand Piccard did it. And he flew that plane around the world. It took a larger wingspan, a lighter aircraft, and a commitment to showing how protecting the environment does not have to reduce quality of life. Bertrand joined ClimateBiz to discuss his Solar Impulse Foundation and how it builds on the success of the solar plane to scale up 1,000 profitable, innovative climate solutions.



Views expressed here are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of IFC.

Bertrand Piccard

Initiator and Chairman of Solar Impulse

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Podcast Hosts

Marcene Mitchell
Senior Manager, Climate Business and Strategy, IFC 

Shari Friedman
Senior Strategist, IFC



This podcast was made possible by the generous support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands.