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A podcast about a recovering software entrepreneur (me!), and my quest to reorient my career around helping solve climate change for this next chapter and beyond. Includes interviews with people in the thick of tackling this problem, and commentary from yours truly. I'm glad you are here!

My Climate Journey Jason Jacobs

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A podcast about a recovering software entrepreneur (me!), and my quest to reorient my career around helping solve climate change for this next chapter and beyond. Includes interviews with people in the thick of tackling this problem, and commentary from yours truly. I'm glad you are here!

    Ep 110: Mindy Lubber, CEO and President of Ceres

    Ep 110: Mindy Lubber, CEO and President of Ceres

    Today's guest is Mindy Lubber, CEO and President of Ceres.

    Ceres is a non-profit advocacy organization that works to push companies and capital markets to integrate climate change risks and other world-changing crises into their strategy and planning.

    Mindy leads an all-women executive leadership team and 125 employees, working to mobilize the most influential investors and companies to tackle the world's biggest sustainability challenges. This not only includes climate change, but also the problems of water scarcity, pollution and workplace inequities.

    She's been at Ceres’ helm since 2003 and, under her leadership, the organization and its powerful network have grown significantly in size and influence. I've had a couple of other Ceres people on the show: Alicia Seiger, who's on the board, and Barney Schauble, the Chair of the board. Both of them have raved to me about the work that Mindy and the organization does. I was also excited for this episode because Mindy is very plugged in with the sustainability movement as well as with what is on the minds of the companies and institutional investors, who are instrumental in this transition.

    Enjoy the show!

    You can find me on twitter @jjacobs22 or @mcjpod and email at info@myclimatejourney.co, where I encourage you to share your feedback on episodes and suggestions for future topics or guests.

    • 57 min.
    Ep 109: Danny Kennedy, CEO of New Energy Nexus

    Ep 109: Danny Kennedy, CEO of New Energy Nexus

    Today's guest is Danny Kennedy, CEO of New Energy Nexus.

    Danny is a clean energy veteran, who has worked in environmental advocacy, solar entrepreneurship and in the public sector. The nonprofit he leads, New Energy Nexus, is an organization that connects entrepreneurs globally with capital for the purpose of building an abundant clean energy economy. Danny has also served as the managing director of the California Clean Energy Fund (an early-investor in Tesla), which includes overseeing the $25 million Cal Seed Fund. He's an advisor to young green tech entrepreneurs in China with the Asia Society as well as the president of Cal Charge, a public private partnership working to advance energy storage. In 2007, he cofounded Sungevity, which worked on remote solar design.

    We have a great discussion in this episode, covering a wide range of topics including Danny's background and experience, what led him to become an activist, his interest in climate change and how that interest has manifested over the years. In addition, we touch on how his views on the problem have evolved and also where he's spending his portfolio of time today.

    Enjoy the show!

    You can find me on twitter @jjacobs22 or @mcjpod and email at info@myclimatejourney.co, where I encourage you to share your feedback on episodes and suggestions for future topics or guests.

    • 59 min.
    Ep 108 (Member Bonus): Tobi Lütke, CEO & Founder of Shopify

    Ep 108 (Member Bonus): Tobi Lütke, CEO & Founder of Shopify

    This is a preview for an episode exclusively available to My Climate Journey Members. If you're interested in listening to the full episode, you can learn about becoming an MCJ Member on the website: https://www.myclimatejourney.co/become-a-member.

    Today's guest is Tobi Lütke, CEO & Founder of Shopify.

    Shopify as a Canadian e-commerce company with more than 6,000 employees. Its mission is to make commerce better for everyone, so businesses can focus on what they do best: building and selling their products. I was excited about this episode for a few reasons. This is our first members only episode and I couldn't think of a more exciting guest than Tobi to kick off the bonus content; in addition, Shopify is an important company that is not just a huge financial success, but also a company that's deeply committed to purpose. I've heard Tobi talk before about how he wants to make sure that Shopify is a company that's around in a hundred years and that the planet is as well. And it’s this urgent sense of purpose which is what led him to discover the importance of tackling climate change. While he will freely admit that he’s not an expert on climate change, Tobi is a good example of somebody who understands that, as a leader, it's important to care about mission and impact as much as profit. Moreover, he believes there are things that his company and the millions of customers it serves can do to do their part.

    Shopify recently rolled out a sustainability fund where they committed to spending at least $5 million USD annually to fight for our environment. While it’s just a start, I think Tobi is a good example of how you can come in as a learner, find a way to have an impact and then increase that impact over time.

    Enjoy the show!

    You can find me on twitter @jjacobs22 or @mcjpod and email at info@myclimatejourney.co, where I encourage you to share your feedback on episodes and suggestions for future topics or guests.

    • 11 min.
    Ep 107: Sonia Aggarwal, Vice President at Energy Innovation

    Ep 107: Sonia Aggarwal, Vice President at Energy Innovation

    Today's guest is Sonia Aggarwal, Vice President at Energy Innovation.

    Energy Innovation is an 8-year old international nonprofit think tank that helps companies and governments with developing and implementing clean energy policies. Pursuing a mission to support policies that most effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Sonia leads the firm's power sector transformation and energy policy solutions programs. In 2012, she spearheaded the creation of “America's Power Plan,” Energy Innovation's platform for innovative thinking on policy solutions for clean, reliable, and affordable electric power in the U.S.

    I was excited for this episode because so many guests on My Climate Journey have said that policy is the biggest lever we've got, but we haven’t really double clicked on that and dug into what that means and how to bring it about. It just so happens that filling in those gaps and educating lawmakers on what needs to happen is what Sonya does for a living! We cover a lot in this episode, including a deep dive into the clean energy policy landscape, what the different levers are, and for whom. We also discuss the role of federal vs state governments here in the US, and the impact a price on carbon may have. I learned a lot in this one, and I bet you will too.

    Enjoy the show!

    You can find me on twitter @jjacobs22 or @mcjpod and email at info@myclimatejourney.co, where I encourage you to share your feedback on episodes and suggestions for future topics or guests.

    • 50 min.
    Ep 106: Davida Herzl, Co-Founder and CEO at Aclima

    Ep 106: Davida Herzl, Co-Founder and CEO at Aclima

    Today's guest is Davida Herzl, Co-Founder & CEO of Aclima Inc.

    Aclima's mission is to build a more environmentally intelligent society. It does that by delivering environmental intelligence at unprecedented block-by-block resolution locally and globally. Their products and services provide government, industry, and communities transformative visibility into air pollution and climate emissions that accelerate action to protect public and planetary health. A lawyer by training, Davida founded Aclima a decade ago out of a deep interest in the problem of pollution and a passion for entrepreneurship that runs deep in her family.

    This is the first episode that we're putting pollution front and center. It's an important topic and Aclima is one of the leaders in helping provide more visibility. Through Aclima’s data and reporting, we can better understand, measure and become more aware of the harm that pollution is having in our local communities and the world at large.

    Enjoy the show!

    You can find me on twitter @jjacobs22 or @mcjpod and email at info@myclimatejourney.co, where I encourage you to share your feedback on episodes and suggestions for future topics or guests.

    • 51 min.
    Ep 105: Varun Sivaram, Senior Visiting Fellow at Columbia University's Center for Global Energy Policy

    Ep 105: Varun Sivaram, Senior Visiting Fellow at Columbia University's Center for Global Energy Policy

    Today's guest is Dr. Varun Sivaram, a Senior Visiting Fellow at Columbia University's Center for Global Energy Policy.

    Most recently, Varun was Chief Technology Officer for ReNew Power, India's largest renewable energy company, and was previously the director of the energy and climate program at the Council on Foreign Relations. TIME Magazine named him to its TIME 100 Next most influential people in the world, and he's also the author of the well-known book, "Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet."

    Varun’s experience is rare, in that he has lots of experience domestically and abroad, and also with both energy innovation and policy. We cover a lot of ground in this episode, and you won’t want to miss it!

    Enjoy the show.

    You can find me on twitter @jjacobs22 or @mcjpod and email at info@myclimatejourney.co, where I encourage you to share your feedback on episodes and suggestions for future topics or guests.

    • 51 min.

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Koenvs ,

Loved the interview with Albert wegner, number 49

Great interview!

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