The Centre for Social Innovation’s Climate Ventures Mornings are a chance to hear from the city’s top climate innovators and leaders. This month we talked with Nicholas Parker about cleantech, climate action and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
About Nicholas Parker
Nick Parker is a cleantech pioneer (he’s even credited with coining the term “cleantech”) and has mobilized over $6B pioneering sustainability ventures, funds and initiatives around the world for over three decades, working with leading public and private sector organizations. As Chairman of Parker Venture Management Inc., he currently makes catalytic investments – presently in solar, fintech and analytics, while advising asset managers, governments and entrepreneurial businesses on “exponential impact” opportunities, globally. Nick chairs a London-based impact investment company, advises an award-winning impact real estate group, and is a founding partner of a financial enterprise accelerating commercialization of “smart cleantech” into and across emerging economies, especially China.
About the Moderator
Barnabe Geis is the Director of Programs at the Centre for Social Innovation, where he designs and runs programs that grow startups and organizations with a social and/or environmental purpose. Barnabe leads Climate Ventures – an incubator, coworking space, and a range of accelerators that support entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders working on climate solutions – and has raised millions in funding for climate action programs. He is an Ariane de Rothschild Fellow, and holds a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University.