Chief Technology Officer at Salesforce
Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication
Living on Earth: Wall Street and the Green New Deal
The Green New Deal resolution was recently introduced to Congress. It aims to address the climate crisis, in part, by committing to 100% zero carbon energy in the next ten years. It’s also a plan to alleviate poverty and create millions of new green jobs. One of the biggest criticisms of the ambitious plan is the cost. Even if Congress could agree in principle, critics say the government can’t afford to fund the proposed programs. However, they may be overlooking an obvious source of revenue: Wall Street. Sustainable investing is already a 12 trillion dollar market and growing. Jon Powers, president of Clean Capital and former federal Chief Sustainability Officer under President Obama, explains how investors might get behind portions of the Green New Deal. [/av_textblock]
Estonian Chamber of Commerce & Industry: Thorgate, CleanCapital partnership is accelerating clean energy investment through technology
Estonia-based Thorgate has worked with CleanCapital to custom-develop the platform that underpins CleanCapital’s acquisition process. The platform enables CleanCapital and its partners to assess the value of potential investments with speed and accuracy; conduct diligence and close deals in 60 days or less; and manage assets into the future, including ongoing communication with investors. Thanks to the technology, CleanCapital has become an industry leader in renewable energy investment and is giving investors access to the substantial untapped opportunities in the space.
CEO of 60 Hertz