How will India — the world’s most populous nation with 1.4 billion people today — scale-up new technologies to tackle climate change, addressing climate adaptation, emissions mitigation and human development? Anjali Bansal and Swapna Gupta, co founders of India’s first climate technology-focused venture capital fund, Avaana Capital, will discuss innovations they are pioneering at the intersection of technology innovation, capital financing, environment and public policy.
Join CGI for a wide-ranging conversation discussing: the landscape of climate-focused venture capital funds globally and in India; the ambit of climate-focused funds serving the Global South; a novel “whole ecosystem approach” being advanced by the speakers to scale up promising climate technologies, and, a snapshot of the climate startups emerging in India in energy, mobility, construction and agriculture sectors. The speakers will also reflect on their journey as women leaders in tech.
Students will have an opportunity to meet with the speakers 10:45 to 11:45AM on Internships and Careers in Climate Tech & Finance. Sign up is required.
12:00-12:30: Light lunch provided (registration requested)