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Nexus PMG welcomes you to the Bigger Than Us™ podcast, which we, as energy geeks lovingly refer to as the BTU. Bigger Than Us is a podcast that focuses on ideas that will shape the future of our planet and ultimately, our existence. We will occasionally lean into energy topics because after all, it’s the key to our collective survival, but we’ll also explore other areas that we believe will have an effect that is Bigger Than Us.

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    • Earth Sciences
    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

Nexus PMG welcomes you to the Bigger Than Us™ podcast, which we, as energy geeks lovingly refer to as the BTU. Bigger Than Us is a podcast that focuses on ideas that will shape the future of our planet and ultimately, our existence. We will occasionally lean into energy topics because after all, it’s the key to our collective survival, but we’ll also explore other areas that we believe will have an effect that is Bigger Than Us.

    **Special in-between-esode - Josh Kaufman, President of the recently announced Nexus Dev USD 20m investment vehicle

    **Special in-between-esode - Josh Kaufman, President of the recently announced Nexus Dev USD 20m investment vehicle

    Josh Kaufman is currently the President of Nexus Dev, a platform investing development capital in renewable and circular economy projects. Previously he was an energy investor at the Australian fund QIC, and prior to that was on the GE Power M&A team. Josh has a BA in math and economics from Williams College.

    https://nexusdevcap.com/

    https://nexuspmg.com/

    • 27 min
    #136 H.G. Chissell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Energy Group

    #136 H.G. Chissell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Energy Group

    H.G. Chissell is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Energy Group.  Previously, H.G Chissell served as Chief Commercial Officer at GridMarket and Senior Vice President of Strategic Accounts for Viridity Energy, a software/service firm focused on virtual power generation and advanced energy optimization. Mr. Chissell was with Viridity Energy from its beginning in 2009, leading the company’s growth of MWs under management and strategic expansion throughout PJM, NYISO and ERCOT across all key verticals. Key accomplishments include the first behind-the-meter frequency regulation battery project in PJM, first 1 MW behind-the-meter battery project in Chicago, first full spectrum DR battery project in New York City and multi-site EV2Grid project with the Pentagon in PJM and ERCOT.

    https://goadvancedenergy.com/

    https://nexuspmg.com/

    • 38 min
    **Special in-between-esode - Lauren Robinson

    **Special in-between-esode - Lauren Robinson

    Lauren Robinson is currently an educator going on her 7thyear of teaching in the greater Houston area.  With a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Science from Texas Tech University, Lauren found a love for teaching during her time being a graduate assistant.  She combined both her loves of teaching and science to become a high school teacher.  Lauren is not only an educator, but is married with two young children that she is excited to share this journey with.   She is super enthusiastic to grow her reach of educating children on Science, Math, and Technology.  She is very active in the education field, and can’t wait to continue to inspire students to love all the fields that the STEAM programs influence.

    https://nexuspmg.com/category/mira-nexi/

    • 25 min
    #135 Joshua Aviv, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of SparkCharge

    #135 Joshua Aviv, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of SparkCharge

    Joshua is a certified Data Scientist and the Founder & CEO of SparkCharge. His experience in entrepreneurship and startups spans over 6 years and he is a dynamic figure in the cleantech community. Joshua is also the most recent winner of the world’s largest pitch competition, 43North. Joshua holds a B.A. in Economics and a Masters Degree in Information Management and Data Science from Syracuse University.

    https://www.sparkcharge.io/

    https://nexuspmg.com/

    • 29 min
    #134 Part 2, Ralph Chami, Assistant Director in the Institute for Capacity Development (ICD), International Monetary Fund

    #134 Part 2, Ralph Chami, Assistant Director in the Institute for Capacity Development (ICD), International Monetary Fund

    Ralph Chami is currently Assistant Director in the Institute for Capacity Development (ICD), International Monetary Fund, where he oversaw the development and implementation of the internal economics training program for all IMF economists as well as the revamping of the Institute’s  external training program for officials from member countries.

    Most recently, he was Assistant Director and Division Chief in the Middle East and Central Asia Department where he oversaw surveillance and program work on fragile states: Egypt, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, and Yemen, and was Mission Chief for Libya and Somalia. He is the recipient of the 2014 IMF Operational Excellence Award for his work on Libya.

    Previously, he was the Chief of the Regional Studies Division, where he oversaw regional surveillance of 32 countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia regions, and the production of the Regional Economic Outlook. Prior to that, he was the Chief of the Middle Eastern Division of the IMF Institute where he oversaw capacity development in that region. He joined the IMF in 1999. From 1991 till 1999, he was on the faculty of Finance in the Department of Finance, University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

    He also served as a consultant to the World Bank, and to the private sector in the US. Ralph Chami has a BS from the American University of Beirut, an MBA in Finance and Statistics from the University of Kansas, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University. His areas of specialization are: banking regulation and supervision, financial markets, and remittances. His hobbies include music and yoga. Ralph was a semi- professional guitarist for over 40 years.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/11/04/living-whales-are-worth-an-enormous-amount-money/

    https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/2019/12/natures-solution-to-climate-change-chami.htm

    https://nexuspmg.com

    • 45 min
    #134 Ralph Chami, Assistant Director in the Institute for Capacity Development (ICD), International Monetary Fund

    #134 Ralph Chami, Assistant Director in the Institute for Capacity Development (ICD), International Monetary Fund

    Ralph Chami is currently Assistant Director in the Institute for Capacity Development (ICD), International Monetary Fund, where he oversaw the development and implementation of the internal economics training program for all IMF economists as well as the revamping of the Institute’s  external training program for officials from member countries. 

    Most recently, he was Assistant Director and Division Chief in the Middle East and Central Asia Department where he oversaw surveillance and program work on fragile states: Egypt, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, and Yemen, and was Mission Chief for Libya and Somalia. He is the recipient of the 2014 IMF Operational Excellence Award for his work on Libya. 

    Previously, he was the Chief of the Regional Studies Division, where he oversaw regional surveillance of 32 countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia regions, and the production of the Regional Economic Outlook. Prior to that, he was the Chief of the Middle Eastern Division of the IMF Institute where he oversaw capacity development in that region. He joined the IMF in 1999. From 1991 till 1999, he was on the faculty of Finance in the Department of Finance, University of Notre Dame in Indiana. 

    He also served as a consultant to the World Bank, and to the private sector in the US. Ralph Chami has a BS from the American University of Beirut, an MBA in Finance and Statistics from the University of Kansas, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University. His areas of specialization are: banking regulation and supervision, financial markets, and remittances. His hobbies include music and yoga. Ralph was a semi- professional guitarist for over 40 years.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/11/04/living-whales-are-worth-an-enormous-amount-money/

    https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/2019/12/natures-solution-to-climate-change-chami.htm

    https://nexuspmg.com

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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32 Ratings

32 Ratings

GreenGary81 ,

Great Podcast!

This podcast always features great content from a wonderful variety of thought leaders, and Raj hosts the conversation excellently!

Ashokgigabyte ,

Great guests and interesting topics

I find this podcast to be very engaging. Topics are very timely as I am interested in sustainable living. Guests are knowledgeable in their respective area and Raj does a great job of letting them speak without undue interference. I do have hard time keeping up with the frequency of new episodes. But that’s a nice problem to have.

Nathan O. J. ,

Thoughtful and deep interviews on our climate future

Ran is a great host and interviewer. Asks great questions that take his interviews to unexpected places.

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