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Nov 1, 2021

ICC Panel on Investing to Tackle Climate Change-Key Takeaways

As a global population, if we want to succeed in tackling climate change, we need to invest in medium- and low-income (emerging and developing) economies in an impactful and meaningful way. The Center for Sustainable Enterprise (CSE) pulled together experts working in these markets around the world to share why this is so important and to discuss the challenges and opportunities for investment. CSE’s work on this topic grew out of the India Impact Challenge powered by Quantum Advisors. You can find resources and stories about the student participants in that challenge on the Challenge website. This topic is also central in our new student challenge, the LIFT Challenge, to address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals using blended finance, sponsored by Bank of America. We have provided many blended finance resources on the LIFT website.

As part of the International Chamber of Commerce’s virtual forum for business coinciding with COP26, CSE hosted a panel to address investment in medium- and low-income (emerging and developing) to mitigate climate change.

CSE Panelists:


Dr. Kate Steel


Co-founder and Interim CEO, Nithio


Jonas Monast


C. Boyden Gray Distinguished Fellow, Assistant Professor UNC School of Law, and Director of the Center on Climate, Energy, Environment & Economics (CE3), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Chantarella De Blois


Vice President, Total Impact Capital



Catherine Godshalk


Vice President, Investments, Calvert Impact Capital


Chirag Mehta


Senior Fund Manager – Alternative Investments, Quantum Asset Management


Erik Granskog


Chief Executive Officer, Milele Energy


W. Scott Tew


VP, Sustainability & Managing Director Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability, Trane Technologies



Dr. Olga Hawn


Associate Professor, Strategy and Entrepreneurship Sustainability Distinguished Fellow, Faculty Director, Center for Sustainable Enterprise


Jeffrey Mittelstadt


Professor of the Practice in Strategy & Entrepreneurship, Executive Director, Center for Sustainable Enterprise, Kenan-Flagler Business School, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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