ESG360 – Sustainable Heroes XI: Green Leaders in Focus

December 2023 / Podcast
Read time: 23 minutesESG360 – Sustainable Heroes XI: Green Leaders in Focus
  • Scientists, including those from the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service, say they are almost certain that 2023 will be Earth’s hottest year on record

  • The U.N. published its Environment Programme’s Emissions Gap report warning that countries must slash their emissions by 42% by the end of the decade to limit warming to 1.5C

  • The first year of the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) saw $372bn of investment in domestic clean energy to develop utility-scale wind, solar, and storage projects

All of this edition’s Sustainable Heroes have demonstrated tremendous courage and a mission-driven mindset to cut carbon emissions, grow vital new industries, reduce waste and provide access to funding.

We hear from Amy Schumacher, CEO of The Heritage Group, a US-based sustainability investor, who explains how she applies generations of business experience to grow vital new industries such as battery recycling.

Roeland Baan, CEO of Topsoe, a Danish engineering company, speaks about accelerating the rollout of green hydrogen to fight emissions in hard-to-abate industries.

Pierre Paslier, Co-Founder of Notpla, a London-based maker of seaweed packaging, describes his mission to consign single-use plastic to history.

Nancy Floyd, Founder of Nth Power, a US sustainability-focused venture capital firm, explains how the Inflation Reduction Act combined with strong funding are a game-changer for clean tech firms.


Viren Vaghela

Content Editor, Nomura

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