Conversations on Climate

Season 2: Episode 9 – In conversation with James Samworth

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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 sector, discussing how clean energy investment is reaching new heights year after year. The momentous shift towards renewables, particularly solar, is not only breaking records but also surpassing traditional oil investments, which is undoubtedly a significant win for our planet’s climate.

However, this success depends on effective green asset management, ensuring consistent clean energy production and long-term profitability. We dive into the complexities of valuing green assets and attracting substantial pension investments amidst market volatility, seeking stable, multi-decade returns.

Discover how Schroders Greencoat is strategically adapting to the great pension pivot and explore five groundbreaking technologies that are revolutionizing energy storage. Our conversation also delves into the potential of bioenergy and geoengineering, distinguishing helpful from harmful NETs (Negative Emission Technologies), and exploring the vast possibilities of hydrogen while being mindful of its limitations.

As a bonus, we’ll explore the UK’s green industrial strategy and why this is an incredible time to be a part of the renewable energy industry. The energy transition is reshaping infrastructure as a promising and attractive asset class, and we aim to shed light on its exciting prospects.

Join us on this enlightening journey by tuning in to the audio version at talkclimate.co.uk or watching the video on our YouTube platform. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on Twitter for more top-quality interviews with remarkable guests from academia and business.

Climate change is a challenge that requires collective efforts, and on the Conversations on Climate podcast we listen to thinkers, researchers, policymakers, and business leaders discussing diverse ideas and solutions to global climate and environmental issues and why they matter.

Don’t miss out on this insightful Season of Conversations on Climate, presented by Chris Caldwell and produced by United Renewables in association with the London Business School Energy Alumni Club.

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