Persefoni Podcast Network

Our podcast features the brightest minds and most influential voices in climate technology. Join host Kentaro Kawamori as he talks to guests about everything from entrepreneurship and investments, to all the cool innovations that are developing in the space. In each episode, Kentaro shares conversations with founders, investors, journalists, and influencers who have deep expertise and an undeniable passion for solving the climate crisis, through technology.

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Wed May 18 2022

Episode 12: Citi’s Bridget Fawcett

For our season finale, we are talking about the sustainability revolution. How are businesses transitioning to address the greatest climate and environmental challenges of our time? And why is collaboration so critical? To explore these themes, I have the pleasure of chatting with Bridget Fawcett, the Global Co-Head of the Sustainability & Corporate Transitions team at Citi. Bridget is also the Global Head of Strategy for Citi's Banking, Capital Markets, and Advisory business. 

On the show, Bridget and I discuss wildlife conservation, the value of partnerships, and what they’re doing at Citi to enable more resilient and sustainable business models.

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Wed May 18 2022Episode 12: Citi’s Bridget Fawcett

For our season finale, we are talking about the sustainability revolution. How are businesses transitioning to address the greatest climate and environmental challenges of our time? And why is collaboration so critical? To explore these themes, I have the pleasure of chatting with Bridget Fawcett, the Global Co-Head of the Sustainability & Corporate Transitions team at Citi. Bridget is also the Global Head of Strategy for Citi's Banking, Capital Markets, and Advisory business. 

On the show, Bridget and I discuss wildlife conservation, the value of partnerships, and what they’re doing at Citi to enable more resilient and sustainable business models.

Thu May 12 2022Episode 11: LandGate’s Yoann Hispa

This week, we are talking to Yoann Hispa, LandGate Co-Founder and CEO. LandGate is ​​a leading provider of information, data solutions, and an online marketplace for US commercial land resources: solar, wind, carbon, oil & gas, minerals, and water. It’s kinda like the Zillow for land resources.

In this episode, Yoann takes us through the expansive solutions they’ve developed in a 4 trillion plus market, including how they help landowners, real estate agents, and investors alike to understand the energy and environmental value of land resources. He also shares with us his journey as an entrepreneur, including a recent milestone of closing their Series B round. 

Wed Apr 27 2022Episode 10: EQT Corporation’s Toby Rice

Pursuing climate solutions also requires a deeper understanding of the oil and gas industry. This week, we are hearing from Toby Rice, President, and CEO of EQT Corporation, the largest natural gas producer in the United States. 

This episode covers a ton of important topics including the role that oil and gas play in the energy transition. Toby and I talk about natural gas, energy independence, and security, as well as what’s happening in Ukraine and the global energy crisis. In our conversation, Toby also tells me about the biggest green initiative they are working on, and what they’re doing at EQT to produce cleaner energy. 

Wed Apr 20 2022Episode 9: The Rise Fund’s Steve Ellis

This week, we are talking about the evolution of impact investing with Steve Ellis, Co-Managing Partner of The Rise Fund. The Rise Fund was founded by leading global investment firm TPG, in partnership with Bono and Jeff Skoll. Prior to joining TPG as Managing Partner in 2015, Steve was the CEO of Asurion, the world's leading provider of tech protection services, and also served as the Global Managing Partner of Bain & Company.

In this episode, we talk to Steve about their mission and leadership team at The Rise Fund, what climate tech solutions they are tracking, and how they are driving large-scale positive impact through their portfolio companies.

Wed Apr 13 2022Episode 8: SYSTEMIQ Capital’s Irena Spazzapan and Georgina Fleming

This week’s episode tackles systems change — and the partnership needed between policymakers, businesses, finance and civil society, to make economic systems sustainable. To dive into these themes, we invited SYSTEMIQ Capital’s  Irena Spazzapan and Georgina Fleming. Irena is a partner, while Georgina is a junior partner at SYSTEMIQ Capital, a London-based VC that backs early-stage climate entrepreneurs to accelerate their growth and impact.   

In this episode, we talk to Irena and Georgina about SYSTEMIQ Capital’s multi-specialist approach, what they’re looking for as investors, and their firm’s investment in ZeroAvia, a company that is producing the world's first practical zero emission aviation powertrain.

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