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India Climate Conclave 2021, hosted by Climate Collective

 

September 9th - 10th, 2021

 

We were invited by the Climate Collective to speak on two panels, about our views on India's energy transition, the market for early-stage sustainability and what it takes to be a game-changer today. Here's the two panels:
1) Climate Tech Innovations in Energy; and 2) Fundraising for Climate Tech startups.

Our inputs & observations

1. 'Energy Transitions' take a long time. India is in the midst of a transition from fossil fuels to renewables, like solar, bio-CNG, ethanol and hydrogen. At a country-wide scale, this is not something that happens overnight. Denmark (Wind), France (Nuclear), Iceland (Geothermal), Brazil (Biofuels) have all done it, but it requires patience and perseverance.  

3. There is money to be made in scalable tech. We've been an active proponent of sustainability for the past six years, as operators, investors and board members. The rise in awareness of sustainability has been critical to show people, and businesses, what the world looks like if we choose to do nothing. 

(From left to right)

Pooja Sarkar (Forbes India),
Samir Shah (Managing Partner, Peak Ventures, Director - GIST Impact),
Tony Henshaw (Chief Sustainability Officer, Aditya Birla Group),
Bhuvan Srinivasan (Director, KKR India).

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