19 September 2024 - Innovations with a huge impact on Scope 3 emissions

Join us at 10:00-11:00 BST for an online roundtable with Clean Growth Fund.

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Many institutional investors with listed portfolio companies, are striving to motivate these firms to adopt ESG strategies. After transitioning to a green electricity provider, the primary challenge lies in decarbonising the supply chain, also known as Scope 3 emissions. This is an issue because all industries use materials like steel, glass, paper and ceramics in their production processes. According to experts, successfully decarbonising these hard-to-abate sectors requires innovative technologies.  

Companies leading the charge include Holiferm, Arda Biomaterials, Clean Food Group, Nuada, Sunswap, Futraheat and HydRegen. 

We are delighted Clean Growth Fund will be sharing some of the disruptive innovations poised to make a real difference to the energy transition to our members.

Who should attend?

This event is aimed at independent advisers, trustees and decision makers at pensions funds, endowments, foundations, charities and other asset owners.

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Speakers' biographies

Beverley Gower-Jones, Managing Partner, Clean Growth Fund 

Clean Growth Fund is a£101mn venture capital fund which invests in the UK's most promising early stage cleantech companies with the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Beverley is also the CEO of Carbon Limiting Technologies, an incubation consultancy for early stage cleantech small and medium-sized enterprises. 

Beverley is a thought leader in early stage cleantech investments and commercialisation, that specialises in accelerating innovation to market and scaling businesses. Her ambition is to create a better, more sustainable world and she firmly believes this will be achieved by innovation playing a transformative role in the global economy.  

Beverley is an independent member of the cross-government Net Zero Innovation Board. In her early career, she was a Founder and Vice President of Shell Technology Ventures. With over 30 years’ experience in the international energy sector, Beverley is a Fellow of the Energy Institute. She holds a BSc in Mining Geology from University College Cardiff. 

Gershon Cohen, Advisory Board member, Clean Growth fund

Gershon was formerly Global Head of Infrastructure Funds at abrdn plc for 10 years. He was responsible for the leadership and development of a global infrastructure direct investing equity funds platform consisting of 10 unlisted funds, with $5bn of institutional investment under management. He founded the platform in 1998, focused on the illiquid and alternatives investment space and embedded sustainability strategies to deliver positive environmental and social impact.  

Before abdrn, he was Global Head of Project Finance at Lloyds Banking Group. He is a Non-Executive Director at several UK infrastructure companies including Semperian Holdings, and advisory board member of fund managers in Latin America and the US. Gershon served as a member of the UK Government’s National Infrastructure Plan Strategic Engagement Forum and represented business as part of B20/G20 task forces on Trade and Investment and Financing Growth promoting the use of public private partnerships for delivery of social and economic infrastructure globally.

Host

Monique Stephens, Host, Pensions for Purpose

Monique is a consultant and works alongside the team to host events for members of the Pensions for Purpose Community.  

She has over 27 years experience working in asset management, with UK institutional investors, including pension schemes, corporates and professional trustee relationships. Her career included time at Schroders, Fidelity International Invesco and more latterly J.P. Morgan Asset Management which she left last year to pursue her outside interests. 

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