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Episode 3 – Finance


On February 22nd we brought you the third episode in the Cratus and Stantec webinar series, ‘What has the environment ever done for us?’

Now available on demand (below), this episode was a finance special, with guest speaker Helena Anderson. Helena is Co-founder and COO of Ikigai Capital, a former finance lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills and recognised in Legal 500 as a leading lawyer in the renewable sector.

She was joined by our regular panel; Nick Kilby and Vikki Slade from Cratus, as well as Keith Mitchell, Jonathan Riggall and Jenny Hughes from Stantec.

Alongside our nominations of headline of the month, climate hypocrite of the month and climate hero of the month, Helena provided a compelling insight into how finance can support the climate agenda, shedding light on some of the big issues such as: How do you solve gaps in the market around commercialisation of technology supporting local authorities to make the right decisions to attract private sector investment energy transition? How can investors decarbonise their portfolios and fund that on a third party finance basis? What technology should be applied and how can funding be obtained for that?

Finally, if you haven’t caught up with the first or second episode in the series, here’s what leadership figures at Stantec and Cratus have had to say about what they’re getting out of their exciting new joint collaboration.

“The joy of WDTEEDFU? is that it is full of surprises and learning experiences. The climate change imperative can sometimes be overwhelming, but a positive approach to unwrapping the carbon challenge makes this a fun and informative way of breaking down an otherwise complicated issue.” – Keith Mitchell, Director, Community Development and Infrastructure – Stantec

“Two episodes in, two amazing guests and we have only just begun our genuine journey of discovery into what it will take to transform our communities. If you’re a local politician or a council officer or you’re someone working away within a community waiting to be heard on how we can live in a way that protects our environment, I hope that you will join us. This is not that we know better, it’s more about being happy to listen and learn and then work to use that to make meaningful changes to the way we live, deliver services and limit the harm for the future generations. If you have innovations or experiences you would like to share then please feel welcome to contact us.” – Nick Kilby, Chief Executive – Cratus

What has the environment ever done for us? Episode One.

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