Scaling climate solutions will require increased investment across the "innovation continuum," from conceptual ideas to solutions that are ready for commercial deployment and widespread impact. A recent Stanford Social Innovation Review article "The Investment Gap that Threatens the Planet" highlights a lack of this type of thinking in the current financial marketplace, with investment in mature and early stage solutions often seen as an either/or proposition. Drawing a distinction between so-called innovation and deployment presents a false dichotomy; innovation takes place as solutions are ideated, developed, and deployed.
Join the authors of the recent Stanford Social Innovation Review article "The Investment Gap that Threatens the Planet" to hear how philanthropists are in a unique position to help fund nascent solutions to climate change and fill this critical gap.
- Alicia Sieger, Managing Director, Precourt Institute Clean Energy Finance Initiative, Stanford University (moderator)
- Scott Burger, Technology Investment Advisor, PRIME Coalition
- Dana Lanza, CEO, Confluence Philanthropy
- Liqian Ma, Managing Director, Cambridge Associates