3D : Tuesday, May 9 : 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Turning on the Spigot: Is Enough Energy Efficiency Funding Flowing Where It’s Needed?
Peter Sweatman
Chief Executive Officer, Climate Strategy & Partners
Peter Sweatman is the Chief Executive of Climate Strategy & Partners (www.climatestrategy.com), a strategic consultant in Clean Energy, Clean Technology, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Strategies. For 5 years directly prior to this Peter was Managing Director responsible for Iberia and Latin America for Climate Change Capital, one of the world’s leading specialist fund manager and advisors in the low-carbon economy. Peter holds a Master's degree in Engineering and Management Studies from Cambridge University. In 1991, he joined JPMorgan in Corporate Finance where he spent 9 years responsible for client business mainly in debt capital markets for Iberia and Latin America from London and then New York. In the year 2000, Peter became a social entrepreneur joining with other ex-bankers to found and run three NGOs : Charity Technology Trust (www.ctt.org), New Philanthropy Capital and Catalyst Climate Change Trust. Peter is a visiting professor at IE University in Madrid, an active member of the Ashoka Support Network, a member of the JCI Institute for Energy Efficiency global Expert panel, lecturer at IIT-Comillas university and an advisor to the UK Trade & Industry in Spain. Peter regularly presents at public forum on the economics, markets and regulatory matters pertaining to climate change, clean energy and energy efficiency.
James Wilde
Director, Carbon Trust
James Wilde leads the Carbon Trust’s global policy and innovation work, supporting governments, development banks and international organisations with technical expertise and programme management skills in order to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy. With over a decade of experience in climate change issues, from renewable energy to energy efficiency, James has authored over 20 publications that have led to fundamental changes in the policy and market landscape. These publications have included a strategic review of the UK business sector’s energy efficiency and developing the first standard for measuring the carbon footprint of products. Prior to joining the Carbon Trust, James worked for management consultants McKinsey & Company. James has a PhD in Nanotechnology from the University of Cambridge and a first class degree in Materials Science from the University of Oxford.