Jessica Verhagen, VP Business Development & Strategy at Ecosphere
Althelia Ecosphere – the asset management platform established to demonstrate that competitive financial returns can be fully aligned with the preservation of natural capital and social development started a new venture, Ecopshere+. The founding mission is to build scale in the marketplace for environmental assets, such as those created through Althelia Ecosphere’s Althelia Climate Fund 1. The Climate Fund was launched in June 2013 backed by notable institutions from the public and private sector with a mission to align economy with ecology by financing integrated rural landscapes that support conservation of natural ecosystems alongside ecologically sustainable commercial activities. The new venture will give businesses across multiple sectors, investors, consumers and other key stakeholders access to assets from projects and programmes that help deliver the <2ºC carbon budget.
Jessica has more than a decade of experience at the intersection of environment and finance. She previously worked for Axine Water Technologies, the B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines, and the B.C. Climate Action Secretariat.
Date: Friday, January 13th
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