Six Degrees of Innovation: Investing in Green Technology - Panel Discussion

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A panel discussion between Professor Richard Templer, Chris Hewett and Jan-Peter Onstwedder, chaired by Professor Michael Mainelli.
The panellists start by examining the role of different sectors in green investment, and looking at the problems caused by political instability, a short-termist and excessively complex financial system, and difficulties in scaling up from prototypes to more widely available technology. Questions are taken from the floor, with topics raised including the lack of clarity over what ‘green’ means, the possible use of quantitative easing and bond markets to support sustainable investment, and the need for systemic approaches rather than small-picture problem solving.

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Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli

Mercers’ School Memorial Professor of Business

Alderman & Sheriff Professor Michael Mainelli is Emeritus Mercers' School Memorial Professor of Commerce at Gresham College, having held the chair from 2005 to 2009...

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Professor Richard Templer FRSC

Professor Templer is both the Hofmann Professor of Chemistry, Director of Innovation at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Director of Climate-KIC UK...

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Chris Hewett

Chris is a Fellow of the Finance Innovation Lab, leading one project on disruptive finance policies to promote a sustainable economy and another in conjunction with...

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Jan-Peter Onstwedder

Jan-Peter has over 20 years experience in risk management across a wide variety of asset classes and global trading markets, both in a banking and...

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