Welcome to the “Conversations on Climate Podcast,” a thought-provoking business podcast hosted by United Renewables. Join us as we delve into the pressing issue of climate change and our shared responsibility in addressing it.
As global temperatures rise and the effects of climate change become more evident, it’s crucial for each of us to take action and make a difference. Conversations on Climate brings together experts, leaders, and visionaries from diverse fields to share their knowledge, insights, and experiences in the fight against climate change. Our podcast aims to inspire and empower you to join the global community in transforming businesses, societies, and the environment for a sustainable future.
Each episode offers an in-depth look at a specific topic, ranging from sustainable business practices and renewable energy sources to environmental policies and individual actions that can lead to positive change. Through captivating conversations, we explore the challenges, solutions, and opportunities surrounding climate change, whilst highlighting the roles we all play in securing a healthier, more resilient world.
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In this episode, Chris Caldwell, CEO of UNITED RENEWABLES and host of the Conversations on Climate Podcast, moderates a distinguished panel of guests at the 2023 Climate Summit at Trinity College, Dublin. They discuss all aspects of the circular economy and the calibre of guests leads to a fascinating discussion. Panelists: David Callaway Founder, Callaway […]
How to Develop a Business Strategy for Your Business. Rupert Merson is an adjunct Professor in the Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. He has been teaching growth, governance, and turnarounds at LBS for twenty-five years, and has written several books across a wide range of subjects. Outside of the London Business […]
In this episode of the Conversations on Climate Podcast Professor Jane Stout talks to Chris Caldwell about biodiversity, natural capital accounting, and bridging the economy-ecology divide. So many of the tenets of modern economics from commodification and simplification to substitution and maximisation seem to run counter to foundational truths of ecology such as holism, complexity, […]
To take us through the global tax earthquake we welcome Marcel Olbert, Assistant Professor of Accounting at London Business School. Marcel is a rising star in the world of sustainable finance academia – and the youngest professor we’ve had on the podcast so far! An expert in global taxation, disclosure and transparency, and carbon policy […]
Goodbye, Legacy Capital! It’s Time For A Change. Join us as we dive deep with Abel Martins Alexandre, the esteemed Managing Director at Lloyds Bank and a renowned authority in the metals sector. Boasting over a decade of industry experience, Abel offers a profound grasp of the intricate challenges the sector faces, from sustainability imperatives […]
Professor Randall Peterson is a leading expert on leadership and organisational behaviour, with a unique perspective gained from his background in agriculture and educational psychology. In this week’s video, he shares insights on the role of corporate boards in addressing environmental and social challenges. He also discusses the importance of diversity and inclusion in the […]
Climate Change: Using Humour to Spread the Word with Matt Winning, economist and comedian. Step into a world where climate change economics meet uproarious humour in this exhilarating episode of Conversations on Climate Podcast! Meet the brilliant mind behind the fusion, economist and comedian extraordinaire – Matt Winning! With a dash of wit and […]
Delve into the Uncharted Climate Narrative of the Global South with Rajesh Chandy and discover the Untold Story of Innovation and Growth! Whilst tech titans and policymakers mold the mainstream discourse, Rajesh unveils a hidden truth, the heart of the solutions lies in the developing world. Brace yourself for Episode 10, a revelation of the […]
In this episode, we have the pleasure of sitting down with James Samworth, Partner at Schroders Greencoat, one of Europe’s leading renewable infrastructure asset management firms with over £9 billion in assets under management to discuss the world of clean energy investments. In this riveting conversation, James shares his 15 years of expertise in the […]
In this episode, we sit down with Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance and Academic Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance at London Business School. Alex specialises in the integration of classical financial theory and ESG, from worker pay and diversity to climate and sustainability. His book Grow the Pie: how great companies deliver both […]
Building an Outstanding Green Business in Africa with Yariv Cohen Are you thinking about building an outstanding green business? If so, you’re in the right place. In this episode of the Conversations on Climate podcast, we’re talking to Yariv Cohen, a serial entrepreneur, impact investor, and global clean energy expert. Yariv is the founder of […]
The Great Economists: Dr. Linda Yueh on the biggest economic challenges of our time. In this episode of the Conversations on Climate podcast, Dr. Linda Yueh, professor of economics at London Business School, discusses the biggest economic challenges facing the world in the face of climate change. She highlights the cost of adaptation, the transition […]
Embark on a comprehensive exploration of the global energy markets with Eduardo Famini Silva, a distinguished figure in the field of green energy banking. With an expansive career spanning multiple continents and a profound focus on clean energy markets, Eduardo Famini Silva, the Director of Renewables and Utilities at RBC Capital Markets, provides an unparalleled […]
Julio Dal Poz is a veteran of the energy industry, with over 20 years of experience in upstream exploration, energy markets, and clean energy transition. He is currently a consultant at FTI Consulting, where he helps energy firms design their own transition strategies for the future. Dal Poz started his career as an engineer on […]
After nearly twenty-five years at PriceWaterhouseCoopers as an expert on executive pay and board policy, Tom Gosling set out to create a new portfolio career with ESG at the center. Tom Gosling is currently Executive Fellow in the Department of Finance at London Business School, and holds fellowships, advisory, and consulting positions at a number […]
Experience a thought-provoking and informative interview on the importance of sustainable business practices and sustainable living. In this conversation we uncover the significance of Wype, a revolutionary product that is changing the way we clean and preserve our environment. Join us on a journey to discover how Wype’s eco-friendly and biodegradable formula is helping to […]
Unveiling the Truth: Climate Change and Our Shared Responsibility! In the gripping premiere of Season 2 of climate dialogues, we engage in a fascinating conversation with our esteemed guest François Ortalo-Magné, Dean of the London Business School. We delve into the stark reality of climate change and the mutual obligation we all have in addressing […]
Welcome to this episode of the Conversations on Climate podcast. “Net-Zero World: Lynda Gratton on the Future of Work & Sustainability” The landscape of the modern workplace is experiencing unprecedented evolution. This rapid transformation, unlike anything witnessed since the industrial revolution, is propelled by factors such as technology, the pandemic, and the pursuit of decarbonisation. […]
ESG 101: The Ultimate Guide for Businesses | Why You Need to Know About ESG Investing The investment management trend of this century has arguably been ESG, which has become a large and growing business. However, with growth comes complexity and questions about what qualifies as ESG, which products are most aligned with sustainability goals, […]
Mastering the Art of Negotiation: Insights and Strategies for Winning Join Professor Kathleen O’Connor, Clinical Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the renowned London Business School, and an expert in negotiation and conflict management, as she shares valuable insights into mastering the art of negotiation. In this episode of the podcast Professor Kathleen O’Connor gives us […]
Planting trees for business – Nature-based solutions in the fight against climate change. In this video, we will explore the concept of planting trees for business as a nature-based solution in the fight against climate change. With the increasing recognition of the crucial role trees play in mitigating the impacts of a changing climate, businesses […]
Conversations on Climate – Master your superpower – Mastering the art of influence and persuasion with Professor Zoe Chance. Zoe Chance is Assistant Professor of Marketing and Senior Lecturer at Yale School of Management, where she teaches the top-ranked MBA elective ‘Mastering Influence and Persuasion’. Last year Zoe published her long-awaited book, Influence is Your […]
conversation with Amoury Poulden-Climate change, capitalism, and what’s next? Climatetech is the next big growth story for budding founders. Which sounds great – but what does it actually mean in practice? And how do you sort the moonshots from those that will never get off the landing pad? To find out, we spoke to someone […]
Exploring Competitive Advantage Through Emotions: A Conversation with Professor Dan Cable Join us on this week’s episode of the Conversations on Climate podcast, featuring the esteemed Professor Dan Cable. As the Professor of Organisational Behaviour at LBS and the author behind the insightful book “Alive at Work,” Professor Cable takes us on a journey through […]
Exploring Sustainable Finance with Tara Schmidt Can the banking system shape a better world? Tara Schmidt from Lloyds and Bank of Scotland believes so. She’s dedicated her career to this cause. Tara asserts that post-2008 turmoil and the impact of Covid-19 position finance as a catalyst for a sustainable future. As Head of Climate and […]
Sam Baker is the founder of Walk2COP, a grass-roots campaign for climate action which is running a virtual walk to COP27, from Glasgow to Egypt and as they say, climate change is about the people, not the event. After 23 years working in the heart of business consultancy at Deloitte and eventually rising to Partner […]
Our guest this week is an award-winning academic and his focus is on how companies and capital markets can play a major part in a sustainable future. This conversation with Professor Ioaniss Ioannou takes us on a deep dive into multiple areas of sustainability, including reflections in a decade in ESG, the relationship between sustainability and […]
Lessons learnt from the renewables investment rollercoaster and how to make it in the sector yourself with Giannis Komitas. In this video, Chris Caldwell CEO of United Renewables Ltd and host of the conversations on Climate podcast talks with Giannis Komitas, Chief Operating Officer of National Energy Holdings. In the busy, bustling center of Athens, […]
Leadership and management for disruptive times. In this conversations on Climate podcast talk we speak with Professor Birkinshaw who is the Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the London Business School. Professor Birkinshaw is the author of 15 books and more than 90 articles and journals such as Harvard Business Review and the Strategic Management […]
How Big Oil is really facing the energy transition In this video, Chris Caldwell CEO of United Renewables Ltd and host of the conversations on Climate podcast talks with industry veteran Julio Dal Poz and we hear his fascinating account of the view from within the oil industry. Conversation with Julio Dal Poz takes us […]
Riccardo is an Energy Transition & De-Carbonisation Investor and Director of corporate finance at BRILLIANT PLANET. Their fascinating conversation introduces us to the microscopic world of MICROALGAE and we discover Riccardo’s journey: From Engineering to Renewable Energy to Agricultural Technology and where Ag Tech Meets Carbon Sequestration.
We were fortunate enough to capture the conversation at the London Business School where Professor Benoît is Chair of the Economics Department. Conversation with Professor Jean-Pierre Benoît an expert in microeconomic theory, industrial organization, game theory, law, and economics. This wide-ranging discussion covers Professor Benoît’s interest in Game Theory, how the field of economics has […]
We travel to THE HAGUE to meet PAUL BEIJER a deep thinker on strategy, finance, and government relations Paul is Managing director and founder of GR-IQ, a government relations consultancy and he is also former VP of government relations at SHELL as well as Country Chair of the LBS Alumni Energy Club. In this video, […]
Smart Building Technologies and Energy Efficiency In this video, Chris Caldwell talks to Conversation with Kritika Kumar , a smart energy specialist, digital transformation expert, and the London Business School Alumni Energy Club Co-President. They discuss how the implementation of smart technology can transform the efficiency of a building’s energy use, creating both cost savings […]
In this video, Chris Caldwell introduces esteemed Professor, Sir Andrew Likierman, former Dean of London Business School, for their fascinating Conversation on DECISION MAKING and judgement. Sir Andrew is an inspirational speaker, leader and management thinker. He advised Parliamentary Select Committees, was president of the Chartered Institute of Management and had roles at both Barclays […]
In this video, Chris Caldwell CEO of United Renewables Ltd talks to RAMEZ NASSER, Lawyer and Board Member at Energisme. Conversation with Ramez Nasser They discuss topics including how the world will generate over 2500 zettabytes of data by 2035, requiring new technologies to be able to make use of that data, especially in the […]
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Using the experience he has obtained as a corporate lawyer, an investment banker and team leader, Chris has spent the last decade acting as CEO of United Renewables and its sister companies leading all aspects of the businesses including providing strategic direction, fundraising and day to day management of operations.
Chris holds a degree in business from Trinity College Dublin, an MBA from London Business School and is currently reading part time at the Yale Center for Business & the Environment.
Director and Head of Legal
Emma Orr manages and administers all elements from fundraising, contractual arrangements, equipment purchasing, sales and acquisitions and is heavily involved in general day to day management of the businesses.
Director of Operations
Julia’s day to day management involves collaborating with project managers, navigating planning application process, liaising with the ecological and technical teams, locating new sites, point of contact for stakeholders and problem solving to maintain progress and improve efficiencies.
Commercial and Technical Director
With over 15 years of experience in the sector, Chris Reed has formally held numerous senior positions within the renewables sector including acting as former UK Renewables Director for Total Gas and Power, and founder and CEO of wind turbine installation, operation and maintenance business. Chris has overseen the deployment of over 4000MW of renewable assets globally including wind, solar and anaerobic digestion plants in locations varying from the United Kingdom through to New Zealand.
Chris Reed oversees the technology selection and deployment process including technical due diligence, third-party contractual agreements as well as the ongoing day-to-day commercial operations.
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