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The role of Startups and Investors in Decarbonization
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Pippa Gawley

Founding Partner, Zero Carbon Capital

Pippa is the Founding Partner of Zero Carbon Capital, solving the biggest challenges of decarbonisation with pre-seed and seed investments in ambitious teams building  hard-science solutions across Europe and Israel. Zero Carbon started in 2020 with a UK-focussed fund invested in seven amazing companies, and is now investing from its second fund across Europe.


Pippa started investing in decarbonisation technologies in California eight years ago as an angel, where she was an active member of the impact investing ecosystem. Prior to that, she held a variety of roles in technology companies - general management, business analysis, and consumer-facing interactive user experience research and design. She holds a Masters degree in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Cambridge.

Kevin Scott

VP, Macquarie Asset Management Green Investments

Kevin Scott is a Vice President in Macquarie’s Asset Management group focused on managing the 35+ green portfolio companies owned by Macquarie funds across the globe. His role is focused on the revenue & growth strategy portion of growing Macquarie’s portfolio companies as they look to help their clients decarbonize scope 1, 2, & 3 emissions.


Kevin works closely with large corporates, partnering them with Macquarie portfolio companies to help corporates decarbonize their operations by providing access to green electricity from solar and wind plants, green gases such as biomethane and hydrogen, as well as more bespoke solutions such as electric vehicle & EV charging financing all the way through to carbon offset solutions.


Kevin is originally from Boston, Massachusetts with a dual undergraduate degree in finance & economics and was part of the Judge MBA class of 2019-2020.

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Kit Fitton

Strategy, Octopus Energy

Kit works across strategy, growth and M&A at Octopus Energy Group. Octopus is the UK's largest electricity supplier and the creator of the groundbreaking software platform, Kraken. In his 5 years at Octopus (and previously Bulb), Kit has worked across a number of domains including wholesale energy procurement, grid flexibility and residential energy technology. Kit has a particular interest in flexibility technologies, including electrification of demand, that will support the operation of the future zero-carbon energy system.


Prior to joining the energy industry, Kit spent 5 years working in a digital healthcare start-up in Silicon Valley, and 3 years as a consultant at Booz & Company. Kit studied Economics at Cambridge (St Johns) between 2008 and 2011.


Kamiar Mohaddes

Associate Professor in Economics & Policy at the University of Cambridge

Co-founded and directs the King’s Entrepreneurship Lab

Kamiar Mohaddes is an Associate Professor in Economics & Policy at the University of Cambridge, and the Deputy Director of the Cambridge Executive MBA programme. He is a Fellow in Economics at King’s College, Cambridge, where he co-founded and directs the King’s Entrepreneurship Lab. He is also co-director of Cambridge climaTRACES lab.

Kamiar is an expert in the macroeconomics of climate change and is among the top 1% of authors globally in IDEAS/RePEc (based on the last 10 years of publications). His articles have been published in a number of edited volumes as well as in leading journals, and have been covered in major international news outlets. His work has been cited extensively by policymakers, including by more than 25 members of the United States Congress, the Congressional Budget Office, and the White House.

Kamiar has worked extensively on issues related to climate change and sustainability with both the public (including the United Nations, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, IDB) and the private sector (BCG, BNP Paribas, KPMG and many others). He is a regular visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund and has previously served as a Departmental Special Advisor at the Bank of Canada.


Future of Power Grid
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Tim Longstaff

Partner, Roland Berger

Tim’s first experience of climbing around the nacelle of wind turbines was while still an undergraduate at Cambridge in 1990. Since then he has been an R&D development engineer working on CHP, the MD of the Power Division (and subsequently the CSO) of WS Atkins plc, and, most recently, a Partner at Roland Berger.


Roland Berger is the largest strategy consultancy of European origin. Over the last decade Tim’s clients have explored all aspects of the energy transition, including designers, manufacturers, installers and maintainers of solar, wind, turbine, district heating, EV charging, nuclear and battery storage technologies.


Of particular resurgence in the last year, after many years of neglect, have been topics relating to renovation of the UK electricity grid. Today’s presentation will look at this resurgence, illustrated by some of the practical investments that businesses are making in response to regulatory signals.


Tim has an MA in Engineering, an MPhil in SOFC research, an MBA from SDA Bocconi, and is a Fellow of the Energy Institute. He lives in the Yorkshire Dales with his wife, three children and dog, Elvis.

Future of Fossil Fuel and CCUS

Dr Bryony Livesey

Director, Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge

Bryony leads the Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge (IDC), which forms part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF).  IDC is a £210m programme with £261m match funding from industry, designed to deploy low carbon technologies and enabling infrastructure in heavily industrialised regions of the UK.

Bryony was previously Head of Technology at Costain, with responsibility for the identification and development of new technology. She was a member of BEIS' CCUS Cost Challenge Task Force, a Director of the CCSA (where she co-chaired the Technical Working Group) and chaired the Independent Advisory Panel for the UKCCSRC.

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Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton

Senior Business Development Manager Decarbonisation, MHI

Richard Hamilton is a Senior Manager of the decarbonisation team at MHI EMEA delivering applications of MHI’s advanced carbon capture technology in the rapidly evolving green transition. 


Richard has a particular focus in hard-to-abate industries eg cement, but also supports power, EfW and BECCS.  His background is in engineering with over 10 years at Mitsubishi Power Europe, where he managed teams in Materials, Engineering and Supply Chain Development, leading a range of initiatives related to Product Life Management and effective economical operation of CCGT assets as well as implementing upgrades to operate in the future energy economy including energy storage and hydrogen firing.


Before joining Mitsubishi he was a Research Fellow and Lecturer in the Department of Materials at Imperial College London.

David Parkin

Project Director for HyNet North West /

Director at Progressive

David Parkin is Director at Progressive Energy and Project Director for HyNet North West, a leading industrial cluster infrastructure project deploying low carbon hydrogen and carbon capture and storage at scale.


A chartered engineer, David holds a MEng from Cambridge University, an MSc from Warwick University and an MBA from MIT. After spending the early part of his career in the aerospace and defence sectors, David joined the energy sector in 2008 to develop Atkins offshore wind business before becoming Director of Power and Renewables.


From 2014-2018, he was Director of Safety and Network Strategy at Cadent (formerly National Grid Gas Distribution), leading the formation of the Future of Gas programme to set out a strategy for decarbonisation of heat through the development of numerous projects, including HyNet and HyDeploy.

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Prof David Reiner

Professor of Technology Policy at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

David M. Reiner is Professor of Technology Policy at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. He is also Assistant Director of the Energy Policy Research Group at Cambridge and serves on the CCUS Council, which is chaired by the UK Energy Minister.  David is on the Advisory Board of the UKRI Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge and is currently the recipient of several UK and European grants on topics including greenhouse gas removal, hydrogen and industrial decarbonisation. 


His research focuses on energy and climate change politics, policy, economics, regulation and public attitudes, with a particular focus on the social license to operate and the hard-to-decarbonise sectors needed to reach net zero. Methods used include large-scale and small-scale public and stakeholder surveys, economic, policy and historical analysis.

Changing Consumer Behavior toward Sustainability

Joy Lam

Group ESG Director, Crown Worldwide Group

With 20 years of Corporate Sustainability and Global Biodiversity Conservation experience, Joy Lam is a dedicated and creative leader with an international background. She helps business and multinational organisations transform for the future with deliverable real-world strategies and solutions.


Joy is currently the Group ESG Director at Crown Worldwide Group, a global logistics company, based in London. She has the strategic oversight of Crown’s sustainability agenda working closely with business heads and their designated employees to lead effective, sustainable, inclusive, and socially responsible initiatives. At Crown, she is formulating the vision and game plan on how to set the ESG agenda and priorities in the next years to come, including an ambitious Net Zero plan for its operations in 47 countries. 

Joy lived in Denmark and worked at the LEGO Group as Circular Economy Director. At LEGO, she transformed the approach on sustainability and business models by setting the strategic definition and direction for circular economy, creating 2032 ambition and roadmap and delivering industry-leading initiatives. Before relocating to Europe, Joy was the Head of Sustainability Office at University of Hong Kong. She oversaw the strategic execution of ESG initiatives across all operations, development of guiding sustainability principles, environmental policies and management systems. 

As a thought-leader in sustainability, Joy teaches regularly on sustainable business, both in Denmark and Hong Kong. Joy has a Master of Science at the University of Oxford on Biodiversity in Conservation and Management in 2006.

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Emission Trading System and Carbon Border Adjustment System
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Sam Reed

Policy fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy

Sam is a policy fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy. He works in the UK Department of Energy Security and Net Zero on emissions trading, and has had various roles designing policy for the cap, free allocation, and expansion of the scheme to cover emissions from additional sectors.

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