Mobilizing Finance for Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies: Supporting innovative climate solutions
10th September 2020
9:00 (Washington) / 14:00 (London) / 22:00 (Tokyo) / 23:00 (Melbourne)
Innovate4Climate is the preeminent global event on climate finance, climate investment and climate markets. It is a platform that brings together business, finance, policy and technology leaders to accelerate action on financing climate-smart development.
The Webinars for Climate Innovation Series will be a monthly series providing an opportunity for thought-leaders from the public and private sector to present and engage in meaningful discussions about their innovative ideas, solutions initiatives. I4C presents these webinar series to provide a platform for knowledge exchange on innovations, best practices, and opportunities and to highlight I4C community’s work accelerating climate action.
About the Webinar
The deployment of low-carbon technologies such as carbon capture and storage (CCS) will be crucial to decarbonise industry and in the transition to a net-zero economy. To scale-up the deployment of climate mitigation technologies like CCS, there is a pressing need to understand how to mobilise capital and investment at scale and make such technologies and projects more attractive to investors and financial institutions.
This webinar, co-hosted by the Global CCS Institute and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), will provide an overview of the landscape of CCS projects globally and identify opportunities to accelerate its deployment to secure a sustainable stream of finance for future projects. It will also explore business models for CCS and the policies needed to unlock investment and support deployment.
- Zoë Knight, Managing Director, HSBC Centre of Sustainable Finance
- Dr Per Sandberg, Senior Advisor, Business Development, Equinor ASA
- Ruth Hupart, Climate Business Strategy Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
- Guloren Turan, General Manager, Global CCS Institute
The event will be Moderated by Guloren Turan, General Manager, Global CCS Institute.
Zoë Knight, Managing Director, HSBC Centre of Sustainable Finance
Zoë is a Managing Director and Group Head of the HSBC Centre of Sustainable Finance. She has advised global institutional investors on equity investing and climate change for over 20 years, and authored the ‘Keeping it Cool’ Series of investor briefings on climate policy, economics and investment ideas from 2014 to 2017.
In 2018 Zoë set up the Centre of Sustainable finance. The Centre provides thought leadership about transforming the real economy and strengthening the financial system response to climate change. Zoë joined HSBC in 2010 and since then has co-authored reports on low-carbon opportunities in bond and equity markets, as well as long-term carbon and water risks. She is a Commissioner on the Energy Transition Commission, and Members of the WEF Global Future Council on Global Public Goods in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and TCFD group on measuring implied temperature rises associated with asset ownership.
In 2020, she was recognised as one of 275 Global female energy influencers by the Women’s Energy Council.
Dr Per Sandberg, Senior Advisor, Business Development, Equinor ASA
Dr Per Sandberg is senior advisor in Equinor Low Carobon Solutions. He leads business development in the Northern Lights project, in which Equinor, Shell and Total together develop an open source transport and storage solution for European CO2. He also leads Equinor’s business development on hydrogen for the maritime sector. In 2015-16, Sandberg had leave of absence from Statoil to lead the secretariat for the Norwegian government’s expert commission on green competitiveness, which delivered its report to the prime minister in October 2016. Before that he was Statoil’s Chief of Innovation. Per has also been managing director at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), leading and delivering the seminal projects Vision 2050 (2010) and Sustainable Mobility (2004). Sandberg has a MScEng in chemical engineering and a PhD on ethical issues of biotechnology, both from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Ruth Hupart, Climate Business Strategy Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Ruth Hupart is a Climate Business Strategy Officer at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) based in Washington, DC, and leads IFC’s work on carbon capture. IFC—a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries.
She previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff and covered the energy and environment portfolio, focusing on tax policy, for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Ruth earned her B.A. from Dartmouth College and her M.B.A. from Georgetown University.
Guloren Turan, General Manager, Global CCS Institute
Guloren is based in London, with responsibility for the Advocacy team globally, including our international climate policy activities focused on the UNFCCC and its related bodies.
Guloren has extensive experience in the energy and climate fields. From 2015 to 2017, Guloren led the Government Affairs activities at the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline. Prior to this she held a number of roles over the course of 9 years at BG Group, including Head of Climate Change Strategy, Head of Business Risk for the Group and Lead Corporate Strategist. Guloren holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, an MBA from Cornell University and BSc Industrial Engineering from Istanbul Technical University.