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‘Investing In A Net Zero Carbon Future’

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Hosted by Burgess Salmon LLP, Chaired by eminent economist Dimitris Zenghelis and in conjunction with Dr Alison Green's Transition Lab and supported by Solar Trade Association, Energy Connectors LTD offers an opportunity to attend ‘Investing In A Zero Carbon Future’ mini conference.

This series of events of two 45-minute Panel Discussions (separated by a 45-minute networking lunch) brings together Investors, Fund Managers, Economists, Scientists, Climate Change Experts, Corporate Lawyers, Tax Specialists, Government & IPCC Policy Advisors and gives voice to renewables, nuclear and oil majors who are investing, researching and developing toward a zero-carbon future.

Today the European Investment Bank has vowed to end its multibillion-euro financing for fossil fuel projects by the end of 2020 in order to align its strategy with climate targets.

Investors and asset owners that are serious about considering climate-change risk recognise that more regulation and pressure is coming. Investors must therefore be prepared.

The world and the investment landscape have changed dramatically in the past five years. One of the major developments has been the emergence of ESG integration & Impact Investment, climate risk and transitioning to a low-carbon economy as important points of focus for investors, policy makers and companies alike.

Today, an onslaught of sustainability challenges exists due to policy, technological or climatic changes – and they are happening faster and more dramatically than many could have anticipated.

A slew of corporate scandals that have weighed heavily on share price performance, including Volkswagen’s cheating in emissions tests and Facebook’s data privacy breach, in the past five years have also highlighted the importance of – and accelerated the push towards – ESG integration & Impact Investing in investment decisions.

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Dimitri Zenghelis - London School of Economics, Senior Visiting Fellow - Dimitri is Project Leader for the Wealth Economy project centred at Cambridge University and a Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. He advises the Mayor of London and the UK Committee on Climate Change and was a Coordinating Lead Author for the UN Global Environment Outlook, GEO-6. He was until recently Head of Climate Policy at the Grantham Research Institute at the LSE and Acting Chief Economist for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. Previously, he headed the Stern Review Team at the Office of Climate Change, London, and was a lead author on the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, commissioned by the then Chancellor Gordon Brown. Before working on climate change, Dimitri was Head of Economic Forecasting at HM Treasury.

Dr Alison Green - ex-Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Lead – Extinction Rebellion Academic Partnership Team, National Director (UK) Scientists Warning, Co-founder Transition Lab

Fiona ReillyCEO FiRe Energy & Non-executive Director of the Nuclear Industry Association; previously Global Nuclear Lead for Capital Project and Infrastructure at PwC, Partner and Head of Nuclear at Norton Rose Fulbright.

Kirsty Hamilton - An Associate Fellow at Chatham House, Specialist Advisor UK Parliamentary Inquiry into Energy Infrastructure Financing, UK Parliament (House of Commons). Kirsty has been involved in leading and working with finance practitioners investing in renewable energy/energy transition but on policy conditions for investment ('investment grade' policy) for the last 15 years including running the Low Carbon Finance Group's policy work on EMR (2010-2015) and she is still involved in following the detail in this space.

Helena Anderson – Founder & COO of Ikigai Capital & previously Head of Energy Capital Investment at UK Department for International Trade.

Dr Jim TottyManaging Partner, Earth Capital UK - Jim has 25 years’ experience in sustainable and clean technology, including 16 years’ private equity. Jim has invested in 33 sustainable private equity investments since 2002, including Renewable power and heat, energy and resource efficiency, and waste treatment.

Camilla Usher-Clark – Corporate Partner at Burges Salmon LLP. Camilla specialises in corporate advice, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and private equity, as well as co-operatives and alternative structures.She acts for a wide range of UK and international clients, including public and private companies, partnerships, co-ops and private individuals. She is a core member of the firm's Energy, Power and Utilities team, which gives her a much deeper understanding of the issues facing businesses operating in this area. She also has particular expertise in community energy.

Sheena McGuiness – Tax Partner, RSM UK. Sheena is a Partner is RSM’s corporate tax team. She spent six years at Royal Dutch Shell plc, where she was the Head of Tax for Shell Renewables. She has advised clients of various sizes ranging from large corporates (such as BP) to PE houses and owner managed businesses and in various industry sectors such as renewables, retail, leisure, public sector, media and advertising. Sheena speaks regularly on the tax aspects applicable to the renewables sector. She is both a chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser.

Dr Cathy Mulligan - CTO of GovTech Labs and DataNet, UCL. Dr Catherine Mulligan is CTO (GovTech Labs / DataNet), Blockchain, ML, Telecommunications, Digital Transformation and Strategy, NED; a Visiting Researcher in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship group with a joint appointment to the Department of Computing where she is Co-Director of the Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research. Cathy delivers research in technical, economic and policy applications of digital technologies and digital transformation. In addition to her theoretical research, she also has extensive experience of translating her research into real world solutions for multi-national corporations and start-ups alike. She is a Fellow and an Expert of the World Economic Forum Blockchain Council through the GULF and a member of the United Nations Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Digital Co-Operation.

Until December 2017, Cathy served as standardisation lead for the Open and Agile Smart Cities (OASC) Task Force and Vice Chairman of the ETSI ISG on Context Information Management. She was also a Visiting Fellow at the Glasgow School of Art Institute for Design Innovation (INDI)

Her research interests lie in the area of new economic structures enabled by the digital economy, in particular the role of cybersecurity and Distributed Ledger Technologies in the creation of trust in digitally-enabled industries, governments and in the creation of citizen-centric smart/sustainable cities.

Fiona Howarth - CEO Octopus Electric Vehicles. Having studied Engineering at Oxford University, she spent her early career at Dyson and BMW – developing efficient motors and hydrogen powered cars. She then went on to work with major energy companies and government while at Bain & Company, before joining British Connected Homes start up AlertMe. A move to British Gas, saw her take Hive, by British Gas, from a tech pilot to a household name that today has more than one million customers.

Fiona and her team now run events with communities and businesses across the UK to answer each and every query on electric vehicles and enable customers to test them out for themselves. Furthermore, Fiona has also pulled together partnerships with leading companies across the market to create the best offerings for every customer and client – from leading EV manufacturers like from BMW and Tesla; to EV-savvy leasing companies and dealers offering contract hire, salary sacrifice and outright purchase of the cars; to EV charge point companies and expert installation businesses; to the innovative renewable energy supplier Octopus Energy – all coming together to make it easy for customers to transition to EVs.


This event will appeal to Corporate C-Suite, Investors, Banks, Fund & Asset Managers, Energy Project Developers and EPC’s. Do not miss it!

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