This week, I am releasing The Impact at Scale Podcast with Zal Dastur early because I wanted this episode with Richard Youngman, CEO of Cleantech Group, to be out before the CleanTech Asia Forum taking place this week in Singapore.

In our conversation, Richard and I discuss his organization's role in supporting global Cleantech innovation. They provide research, data, and consulting services to help corporates, investors, and the public sector engage with startups addressing climate and environmental challenges.

Richard explains that the Cleantech industry has evolved significantly over the years, with a broader range of companies now focused on diverse areas such as alternative proteins, green steel, carbon capture, and more. He emphasizes the importance of both mitigation and adaptation in addressing climate change and optimistically highlights the economic opportunities that come with transitioning to a sustainable industrial system. He hopes the Cleantech Forum Asia event in Singapore will continue to catalyze regional collaboration and innovation.

 

Some of the topics Richard covered

  • Role of VCs in the Cleantech Industry
  • Importance of Government and Corporate Action
  • Rise of entrepurnism
  • Adaptation vs mitigation

 

Other Titles We Considered

  1. Money follows money
  2. We need to get in a different mode
  3. Everybody can contribute
  4. The benefits that can accrue from this are massive.
  5. Everybody who gets involved is always surprised at how collaborative it is

Read the best-effort transcript below (This technology is still not as good as they say it is…):