DECEMBER 2021

Blackout Tuesday #7. A panel on Climate Change and the Just Transition, a conversation around Black Angel Investing and Diversifying Cap Tables, followed by a musical performance.

Speakers

Brendan Curran

Brendan Curran is a policy fellow working on sustainable finance policy with a particular focus on just transition and place-based climate investment at the Grantham Research Institute at the LSE.

Claire Nasike Akello

Claire Nasike is a Wangari Maathai Scholar, a Food Campaigner at Greenpeace Africa and the founder of the Hummingbird Foundation.

Lily Onardo

Lily Odarno is the Director of CATF’s Energy and Climate Innovation Program, Africa. She leads CATF’s effort to address the dual need of expanding affordable energy in developing economies and building a global decarbonized energy system

Olufunso Somorin (Ph.D)

Olufunso Somorin (PhD) is the Regional Principal Officer in charge of climate change and green growth across 13 countries within the East African region of the African Development Bank.

Tom Adeyoola

Tom Adeyoola is a technology entrepreneur, advisor and investor with 20 years’ experience in new media, disruptive technology and business strategy focused on positive society and climate impact.

Elissa Grey

Elissa Grey is a Global Strategist with more than 20 years of experience and a wealth of expertise in working with Boards and CEOs in both start-up and FTSE 100 environments to deliver groundbreaking innovation and unprecedented growth.

Sam Gyimah

Sam Gyimah is the Former Minister for Science and Innovation and Goldman Sachs International Board Director.

Saul Klein

Ziv Reichert

Partner at LocalGlobe

Agenda

Please note that these videos did not record properly, so we will be uploading audio recordings soon.

Welcome & Partnership Update

CLIMATE CHANGE & THE JUST TRANSITION

  • Brendan Curran – Policy Fellow, Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics
  • Claire Nasike – Wangari Maathai Scholar, a Food Campaigner at Greenpeace Africa, Founder of the Hummingbird Foundation
  • Lily Odarno – Director of CATF’s Energy and Climate Innovation Program, Africa
  • Olufunso Somorin (PhD) – Regional Principal Officer, East African Region of the African Development Bank
  • Saul Klein – Co-founder, Phoenix Court Group (Moderator)

BLACK ANGEL INVESTING & DIVERSIFYING CAP TABLES

  • Ziv Reichert – Partner, Phoenix Court Group (Moderator)
  • Tom Adeyoola – technology entrepreneur, advisor and investor
  • Elissa Grey – Global Strategist
  • Sam Gyimah – Former Minister for Science and Innovation and Goldman Sachs International Board Director
  • Jacque Onalo – Human Rights lawyer. Special advisor on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (Moderator)

PERFORMANCE