Climate Chatter: How to finance the green post-COVID-19 recovery?
Date: 1st July
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM BST
The current global health crisis has affected all aspects of life and business - the voices asking for a green post-COVID-19 recovery are becoming louder and louder. But how can we build back better?
This Climate Chatter will look at how governments, philanthropies and businesses can finance the green recovery through funds and other instruments supporting green small and medium enterprises, one of the groups hit the strongest by the current economic crisis. We will share experiences and insights from the Technology and Landscape Resilience Fund.
This Climate Chatter will allow you to get a better understanding of how green funds like these can finance a green post-COVID-19 recovery, as well as how you can get starting in investing or even setting up your own fund.
Martin Stadelmann, Director Funds and Platforms, South Pole
Martin Stadelmann is the Director Funds and Platforms at South Pole and has more than 10 years experience in developing and evaluating climate finance projects and programmes for both the private and public sector. Through his work, he has in-depth knowledge of domestic and international climate policy and financing instruments. During his Political Science PhD and his time at Climate Policy Initiative, he advised governments and climate funds on the costs and effectiveness of international climate finance. He has represented the Swiss Government in international climate negotiations and advised several other governments on technical questions with climate negotiations.
David Grosspietsch, Cleantech Investment Senior Consultant, South Pole
David holds a degree in Business Engineering (Dipl.-Wi.-Ing.) from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). In 2011/12, he wrote his diploma thesis at ETH Zurich, where he techno-economically assessed different battery storage technologies. Afterwards, David worked as a strategy consultant for Arthur D. Little for two years, where he advised clients on strategic and organizational topics in various industries, including the energy, transportation and mining sector. During his PhD at ETH he studied decentralized energy systems as well as on the impact of policy on the diffusion of innovation. Since 2019 he manages the Technology Fund, he analyses innovative cleantech companies that apply for a loan guarantee from a technical, financial, and environmental perspective. In addition to the Technology Fund team, David contributes to South Pole's Funds & Platform practice.
Ramona Bettler, Marketing and Events Manager, South Pole