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Foundation House

Impact Allies: Decarbonization 'The Path to a Sustainable Future' (Private)

In advance of Climate Week, Foundation House will host an Impact Allies Forum on Decarbonization with esteemed experts from the scientific, philanthropic, and investment arena.

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Impact Allies: Decarbonization 'The Path to a Sustainable Future' (Private)
Impact Allies: Decarbonization 'The Path to a Sustainable Future' (Private)

Time & Location

Sep 15, 2023, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Foundation House, 124 Old Mill Rd, Greenwich, CT 06831, USA

About the Event

In advance of Climate Week, Foundation House will host an Impact Allies Forum on Decarbonization with esteemed experts from the scientific, philanthropic, and investment arena. Decarbonization is the process of reducing or eliminating carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the atmosphere. It is a key part of the effort to mitigate climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has stated that limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels will require "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society." Decarbonization is essential to achieving this goal. The panelists will discuss Decarbonization and the Path to Net Zero through innovative and scalable ways to decrease CO2 emissions as well as sequester CO2 from the atmosphere in order to help keep our planet on a 1.5 degree path.

Moderator: 

Richard Zimmerman, Executive Director, Foundation House

Panelists:

Nidhi Chadda, Founder Enzo Advisors

Nidhi Chadda is a seasoned generalist growth investor and advisor with deep expertise across ESG and climate strategy. Founder and CEO of Enzo Advisors, a female and minority-led sustainability consulting firm with a holistic quantitative and qualitative approach using proprietary analytics developed in-house to help companies build sustainable business models and work closely with institutional investors (PE / VC) to codify and integrate ESG processes into their investment and due diligence frameworks. Leverage 20+ years of experience as an investment banker, strategic consultant and investor across both public and private markets to craft customized ESG strategies.

Adam Fraser, CEO Terraset

Adam Fraser is the CEO of Terraset, which pools tax-deductible donations from people, foundations, family offices, and donor advised funds, and makes strategic purchases of high-quality carbon removal. Previously, Adam was CEO of the Laureus Foundation, founded under the Patronage of Nelson Mandela, where he helped raise more than $200M to support programs using sport to end violence, discrimination and inequality in more than 50 countries around the world. He has worked as a journalist and writer, communications lead, and nonprofit brand and business development specialist, and has built successful fundraising partnerships on every continent.

Natalie Gartmann, ESG and Impact Manager, Pegasus Capital Advisors

Natalie Gartmann is the ESG & Impact Manager of Pegasus and tasked with ESG integration across Pegasus’ investment activities and supporting portfolio companies achieve sustainable development impacts. Prior to joining Pegasus, Ms. Gartmann was a Consultant at the global management consulting firm Sustainserv where she advised companies on integrating sustainability into long-term strategies, everyday operations, and reporting. She has a strong background in the financial sector, which includes developing and implementing responsible investment policies, integrating ESG into investment decision-making processes, conducting impact assessments, and measuring impact. Ms. Gartmann holds a Master’s in Management from HEC Paris and a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the University of St. Gallen.

Dr. Martin Wainstein, Open Earth Founder

Dr Martin Wainstein is the founder of the Open Earth Foundation, a research and deployment non-profit focusing on digital innovations and open collaborations around planetary-scale projects such as Open Climate. Martin Wainstein leads the research efforts behind the Yale Open Innovation Lab. Martin held appointments at the Yale Department of Electrical Engineering, the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale, The Yale Center for Business and the Environment and is a research affiliate at the Digital Currency Initiative of the MIT Media Lab. He is the founder of the Open Earth Foundation, a research and deployment non-profit focusing on digital innovations and open collaborations around planetary-scale projects such as Open Climate. 

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