“Philanthropy generally, we consider, contributing private money for public good or community good. And climate philanthropy is simply, when we are making those private contributions in ways that are going to address the climate crisis that our country and that the world is facing today. I would expand that slightly by saying that one of… Continue reading Climate Philanthropy – Heather Grady, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
“The vision for electrification is based on the maturing of the technology. Getting it to a price point, a performance point, and a consumer acceptance point, where this actually can serve all of these consumer needs and we can make it affordable and it works…. This is what being a transportation provider looks like… Also,… Continue reading The State Of EVs From The Master – Genevieve Cullen, Electric Drive Transportation Assn.
“Do you understand what customers are looking for?…Do you know where you want to go? Can you tell a story? Are you the right person to lead this team and bring others on board?…The financial model is often the number side of your story. It is storytelling through numbers.” Ginger Rothrock on Electric Ladies Podcast… Continue reading Raising Money While Female – Ginger Rothrock, HG Ventures
“The climate emergency is urgent and climate risk is financial risk. And the SEC is all about the protection of investors and the financial markets. And if you have this looming financial risk, that’s not being adequately addressed. …And, investors were saying, look, the information that we’re getting just doesn’t cut it. It’s not sufficiently… Continue reading Behind The SEC Curtain On Climate Rules – Kristina Wyatt, Fmr SEC Climate Risk Task Force, now at Persefoni
“It’s how you think about the money thing” that drives your spending and saving habits. Money. We need it, struggle to manage it and don’t know who to listen to for advice. Everyone seems to be telling us what to do – “On sale, Buy now!” “Save for retirement!” “Low interest rate!” What’s a money-smart… Continue reading Holiday – Year-End Finances – w Michelle Singletary, Washington Post Personal Finance Expert
“There are networks that power the modern economy. They can be financial networks…social networks, energy networks, transportation networks…You have to be connected up into these networks in order to realize your full potential.” Shamina Singh But 1.7 billion people are not connected to these networks, and most of them are women, according to Shamina Singh,… Continue reading How FinTech & Data Science Increase Opportunities For Women – Shamina Singh, Mastercard Center For Inclusive Growth
“It’s easier to change the world with money…Ideas are out there…the trick is in the execution. It’s not always the best technology that works…Be persistent.” Julie Lenzer Having a great idea for a new technology or new business model that you think can change the world is terrific. But it will only make that change… Continue reading Start-up Resources – Julie Lenzer, UMD Entrepreneur Program
As 2015 becomes 2016, it is striking how many issues that were once dismissed as “just a public relations issue” or “nice to haves,” underfunded and relegated to departments deemed less influential, are now high priorities in the C-suite. (Photo credit: Doug Mills) What’s going on? Has the Star Wars “Force” awakened the C-suite?
Secretary Chu and Elon Musk, participating in a fireside chat at the ARPA-E convention. Steve Clemmons moderated the event.Photo Credit: Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department Date Taken: 02/26/2013 -14:18 In the current global economic climate, does the investment in green energy make sense? With the U.S. mired in political gridlock, “sequester” spending cuts taking effect, and… Continue reading Economics of Green Energy
Mobile phones are a massive business. Carriers had registered 5.9 billion mobile-cellular subscriptions as of January 2011, putting global penetration at 87 percent, according to the International Telecommunications Union. Think about all the energy required to charge all those phones. Fortunately, there are innovations in the works to reduce those energy requirements, and the resulting… Continue reading How an upstart helped Samsung beat the iPhone in energy efficiency