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Status: Will be live at 08/16/2021 17:43

AATG Podcast - Shaking Up Sustainability: The Role of Green Technology

This podcast explores a variety of topics relating to climate change and its impact on the financial services industry and the broader economy. Through conversations with topic experts, each episode encourages a pragmatic, commonsense approach for the transition to a low-carbon and ultimately net-zero economy.

Financial institutions and markets have a unique capacity to effectively identify risks and fund solutions. Investments in cutting-edge green technologies have a powerful role to play in reducing carbon emissions, increasing the use of renewable energies, transforming waste, and much more. In this episode, we discuss scaling-up investments in green technologies with Dr. Vanessa Z. Chan, Chief Commercialization Officer and Director of the Office of Technology Transitions at the U.S. Department of Energy, and John Goldstein, Managing Director and Head of the Sustainable Finance Group at Goldman Sachs.  



Key Questions:

How can we best scale game-changing new technologies and help build green finance from “billions to trillions.”?

How do we identify which technologies can be scaled to reshape or replace older, carbon-intensive industries?

How do investors assess and quantify what early-stage investments may do in terms of market creation?

 How can government agencies and private investors partner to ensure promising innovations succeed?