"The Largest Impact Gathering in The World"
The world is facing critical challenges. But nothing we can’t overcome!
All around the globe, inspiring individuals are inventing new solutions, rethinking the way we do business, challenging the status quo. Still, they are too often marginalized, unknown, and struggle to find the support they need to really make a difference.
ChangeNOW celebrates and supports those changemakers. It is the annual reunion for all enthusiasts who want to shake and shape the world we live in. To make change real. Now.
Speaker at this highly respected biennial international event ICOE is a global marine energy event focused on the industrial development of renewable marine energy. The goal of the conference and exhibition is to share recent experiences from research and demonstration efforts. It aims to accelerate development by stimulating collaboration networks between companies and research and development centres.
Chair of The Pitch that Makes the Difference: This by-invitation programme guarantees exposure to active, pre-qualified investors with a proven interest in cleantech businesses. Up to 10 invited and curated businesses from around 100 that apply to participate will present to a curated investor audience which last year consisted of +800 registrants. This is strictly a deal making event and a pillar of the Greenbackers business model which looks to save the planet - one deal at a time.
Chair of the Finance Track at All Energy & Decarbonise.
All-Energy takes pride in being the UK’s largest low carbon energy and full supply chain renewables event for private and public sector energy end users. Developers, investors and buyers from around the world discuss new technologies to tackle the biggest challenges of our time.
Chair of event exploring the topic: One billion seconds to decarbonise: What is the investment community doing about it?
Opening session features a discussion on the ambitious aims and plans of the Scottish National Investment Bank to deliver the UK’s Net Zero ambitions. The panel that follows represents network of industry experts drawn together to discuss and help resolve the lack of common understanding of the financial risks that must be addressed to support the financing of novel technology and encourage its deployment.
Panel member of Day 2 Panel Discussion + Live Q&A: Investments and funding.
Session explores How can the right and great ideas get funded and scaled up? Investors’ takes on emerging business models Strategic investments: External innovations strategies Availability of capital and cost of capital, credit requirements, funding sources.
Attendee at UN Environment Programme webinar, co-hosted by UNEP FI and the Government Office of Sweden.
The transition to a sustainable blue economy is an opportunity for financial institutions, governments and other stakeholders to re-cast how we use, manage, and protect ocean resources in line with the UN SDGs 13 – Climate Action, 14 – Life Below Water and 15 – Life on land.
However, for most financial institutions, whether investors, insurers or banks, and regardless of focus, size or breadth, the ocean and marine ecosystems are unchartered territory. This webinar discusses practical steps financial institutions can take to align their activities with ocean health and is an opportunity to hear from pioneers and experts in the field of ocean finance.
Contributor at an investment readiness round-table discussion on behalf of Dutch Marine Energy Centre at OEEC, Europe’s leading event for the entire offshore energy industry and an opportunity to bring together business leaders, highly qualified experts and professionals across global markets.
Speaker at Webinar 3: Overview of the Funding Landscape: Focus on Private Funding Opportunities
According to Credit Suisse, the ocean is today one of the least invested in all of the UN Sustainable Development Goals especially from private funding sources. Businesses in these sectors can face more difficulties accessing funding and investors are not always aware of opportunities offered by the Blue Economy.
This webinar provides an overview of the options and alternatives available to businesses in the maritime economy and discusses companies which have gone through these options.
Contributor at the EC's annual SME Assembly. This is the most significant event for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe. The theme for 2021 is togetherness + resilience = recovery.
The assembly will feature a combination of high-level panels and interviews, expert roundtables, interactive workshops, informative masterclasses, and innovative networking opportunities to help answer the difficult questions facing our community post-COVID.
Speaker at OEE2021, the largest gathering of ocean energy professionals, organised by Ocean Energy Europe, the industry association representing ocean energy in Europe.
The conference programme looks at how ocean energy technologies will help us reach this goal, and what is needed to get there. Revenue support and affordable finance are at the very top of the list, and the OEE2021 programme highlights how the current offshore strategy can support the sector in securing these.
The ocean energy sector’s mission is clear: deploy, deploy, deploy! The conference features the latest deployments and the projects that are in the pipeline. It shows how, as an indigenous resource, ocean energy is creating a resilient industry, quality jobs and an extensive supply chain across Europe and beyond.
Speaker at Westminster Forum Projects Next steps for reform of the UK rail system and priorities for developing services and infrastructure This conference will examine key priorities for reforming the rail system in the UK, including the operation of its infrastructure and the delivery of services, in light of wide-ranging changes expected to rail governance and the evolving needs and behaviours of rail users.
The Rising Tide Report builds on the Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Principles, mapping the current state of ocean finance and the transition required by banks, insurers and investors to create a sustainable blue (ocean) economy, rebuild ocean prosperity and restore biodiversity to the ocean. Andrew Smith contributed to this important piece of work on ocean finance.
The Report reveals the current trends in lending underwriting and investment activities which impact the ocean with survey results across 100+ financial professionals. It reveals the frameworks and financial instruments that are successfully addressing ocean sustainability and highlights new opportunities and gaps in the market.
The Report looks across five key ocean sectors, chosen for their established connection with private finance: seafood, ports, maritime transport, coastal and marine tourism; and marine renewable energy, notably offshore wind.
Deja Blue can be a guide for financial decision-makers on how to engage with these ocean-linked sectors; which activities to seek out, which to challenge and which to avoid financing altogether due to their damaging nature.
Andrew Smith features in the first of a series of 5 MET-CERTIFIED video testimonials. It is an eye-witness report explaining the benefit of certification from an investor's point of view to young developers of marine energy technologies.