Financial Services Group: New Opportunities through Nature-based Solutions
Wednesday 22 February, 18:30 for 19:00
This event is sponsored by ING
As the UK baked in near 40-degree heat in 2022 and wildfires ripped across once green and fertile areas of continental Europe, it was clear to almost all that the climate emergency is coming quicker than feared. Governments are working together for regulatory driven solutions but that alone will not be enough. More is needed and more is being done in response.
The financial services industry is one large bright spot here, raising huge amounts of sustainable capital and eager to fund solutions that are sustainable from both an environmental and financial perspective. That demand is being met by entrepreneurs and innovators who are melding emerging technologies with inventive use of natural resources to create innovative solutions.
This is an exchange event for like-minded entrepreneurs, investors and financiers to meet and discuss the exciting opportunities in the next frontier nature-based solutions which will shape a more sustainable future.
Edward Asseily (MBA 98D), is CEO of Zulu Forest Sciences, a tech company designing and delivering landscape restoration programs in service of nature, climate and people. Ed is also an investor and mentor to a number of tech start-ups.
Jonathan Briggs (MBA 95J) is Project Director of Humber Zero a pioneering carbon capture project which holds the ambition to build the world’s first net zero industrial region. He is also chair of the CCSA, the leading European association accelerating the commercial deployment of carbon capture, utilisation and storage through advocacy and collaboration.
Charlotte Mason (GEMBA 07D), is a Venture Partner at Antler, INSEAD Startup Bootcamp Director and Corporate Innovation lead. She advises and invests in startups with Notpla (Earthshot 2022 winner), INSEACT (INSEAD founders), Grub Club (insect-based pet food), Homethings and Aceleron Energy in her investment portfolio.
Alessandro di Trapani, is the Co-founder of Grub Club – a UK-based company driving a sustainable revolution in pet food through the use of insect protein as an alternative. He holds an MBA from London Business School.
Moderator: Oliver Dudok van Heel (MBA 98D), is the Global Sustainability Director of Kearney, and a Fellow of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership. He previously led sustainability initiatives for private firms, as well as the New York Circular City Initiative. Oliver started his career as a strategy consultant.