A Catalyst For Action: How Innovation And The Energy Of Entrepreneurship Can Be A Powerful Force Against Climate Change

Monday, 1 November 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Trinity Hall, Cambridge, UK

This Trinity Hall Entrepreneurs Network event explores how the innovative ideas and energy of entrepreneurship can be a powerful catalyst for action and force in tackling climate change. Our four alumni panellists are each, in their own unique way, successfully addressing issues of climate change. They range from the invention of an app which calculates your carbon footprint, to a company which uses solar energy in new technological ways to create high-quality water with projects in West Bengal and Dubai, to a start-up which is revolutionising motorcycle taxi transport in Rwanda by the use of electric motorcycles. Our final panellist runs an award-winning independent research and advisory firm with expertise in digital strategies for environment, health & safety, sustainability and smart buildings.

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Attending from Verdantix: 

David Metcalfe

CEO, Verdantix

David is the CEO of Verdantix and co-founded the firm in 2008. Based on his 20 years of experience in technology strategy and research roles he provides guidance on digital strategies to C-level executives at technology providers, partners at private equity firms and function heads at large corporations. His current focus is on helping clients understand their market opportunity tied to ESG investment trends and their impact on corporate sustainability strategies. During his 12 years running Verdantix – including 4 leading the New York office – he has helped dozens of clients grow their businesses through fund raising, acquisitions and international growth. David was previously SVP Research at Forrester and Head of Analysis & Forecasting at BT. He holds a PhD from Cambridge University and also worked as a Research Associate at the Harvard Business School.