Welcome to the audio archive & slides for the first chunk of our green finance summit "How To Save The Planet on A Budget". This second hour looks as the real-life challenges with making green business profitable. 

 

Public-Private Parternships Moderated by Marc Gunther
Featuring: Joe Danko, Andrew Carman
3. ROI Of Cleantech Investing Moderated by Marc Gunther
Featuring: Thiemo Gropp, Kirk Edelman, Lane Burt
  • Public-Private Parternships Moderated by Marc Gunther

Featuring: Jo Danko, Andrew Carman

 

  • ROI Of Cleantech Investing Moderated by Marc Gunther

       Featuring: Thiemo Gropp, Kirk Edelman, Lane Burt

 

In the first of these two sessions, Andrew Carman shows just how 'easy' green finance gets when you have the financial backing of a large organization to guarantee the project. He offers the lender's perspective, explaining how Siemens' own financial services company creates the leverage necessary to push projects through. Carman also contrasts the likely obligations, strengths and weaknesses of the private v public sectors. Jo Danko followed by giving a series of inspiring examples of C2MHill projects- a range of ventures bringing together municpalities and states, financiers and community leaders to accomplish sustainable projects. Danko breaks down 'key qualities' similar among these projects to see what ties them together, what we really need from our leadership to make these projects happen.

In the second session, Kirk Edelman gives examples of successful PPP cleanech projects that Siemens has made happen. Lane Burt explains how people are troubleshooting commercial energy efficiency amidst the recession, and points to strategies for successful efficiency projects. Thiermo Gropp explains how his organization facilitates solar projects all over Africa. In total, this tremendous session shows that green and cleantech projects are feasible today.

 

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