50 minutes | Mar 17, 2021

Ep35: Kate Hampton 'Investing in Climate Activism'

This week our guest on Cleaning Up is Kate Hampton, the CEO of the Children's Investment Fund Foundation and a long-time expert in sustainable finance and the carbon markets. Bio Kate Hampton has been the CEO of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) since March 2016. Before that, she was in charge of the CIFF’s Climate Change team, since 2009. Her policy expertise has led her to a variety of advisory roles. Currently, these include the Observer Research Foundation (India) and the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED), the China Advisory Group on Global Climate Governance, the Open Political Economy Network (OPEN), the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (University of Oxford), We Protect Global Alliance, Friend of COP26, and Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan Advisory Council. Kate has had an incredible career spanning from roles in finance to government. She was Head of Policy at Climate Change Capital, an investment firm. She has also been an advisor to policy-makers. She was Senior Policy Advisor to the UK’s G8 and EU presidencies in 2004. She was also a Sherpa to the EU High-Level Group on Competitiveness, Energy and Environment in 2007. Kate was named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2008 and has been featured in the top 100 Profiles of Paris – a collection of stories from the key people behind the historic Paris Agreement. She holds a BSc from LSE and a MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School as Fulbright Scholar. She is bilingual in French and Spanish. Links Official Bio https://ciff.org/team/kate-hampton/ World Bank Live Featured Speaker: Kate Hampton https://live.worldbank.org/experts/kate-hampton The Children's Investment Fund Foundation https://ciff.org/ Building Forward for an African Recovery (March 2021) https://www.uneca.org/stories/eca%27s-building-forward-for-an-african-green-recovery-outlines-bolder-intra-african-trade-and?fbclid=IwAR0vW_mrUy3M2fldKLueZYiFs1ugmbTkA8a_ox5ZUCPruVHfRpFMy63dGJY Profiles of Paris https://profilesofparis.com/profiles/ the Open Political Economy Network (OPEN) http://www.opennetwork.net/ We Protect Global Alliance https://www.weprotect.org/ About Cleaning Up: Once a week Michael Liebreich has a conversation (and a drink) with a leader in clean energy, mobility, climate finance, or sustainable development. Each episode covers the technical ground on some aspect of the low-carbon transition – but it also delves into the nature of leadership in the climate transition: whether to be optimistic or pessimistic; how to communicate in order to inspire change; personal credos; and so on. And it should be fun – most of the guests are Michael’s friends. Follow Cleaning Up on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLCleaningUp​​​​ Follow Cleaning Up on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/clea...​ Follow Cleaning Up on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MLCleaningUp​​​​ Links to other Podcast Platforms: https://www.cleaningup.live​​​​
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