While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption to the world economy, it has simultaneously elevated the need to accelerate the clean energy transition in order to minimize the damaging impacts of climate change on economies and communities. As an outcome of this crisis, enhanced collaboration between corporations, governments, investors, and clean technology developers emerged as a key factor for driving effectiveness, efficiency and the need to transition to more resilient and sustainable economies for the future.
This event, co-hosted by Dynamo and Credit Suisse, and supported by IBM,
will feature innovation enabling decarbonization with focus on clean energy and sustainability startups whose solutions emerged as essential for enabling the energy transition, particularly in light of the global pandemic and economic downturn. The panel will also highlight collaborative models and technology platforms, enabling innovators to scale and flourish across the energy ecosystem.
During the event, the organizations will launch a new thought leadership report entitled “Cleantech, Collaboration, and Climate Action: Driving the Clean Energy Transition through COVID-19.” The report, sponsored by Dynamo and Credit Suisse, with support from IBM, will feature several case studies of cleantech companies to highlight success stories during the pandemic. It will also provide an overview of market-making platforms empowering innovation across the energy ecosystem. Finally, the paper will also provide an overview of macro trends in clean energy and sustainable finance as well as offer a top-level outlook on recovery.
Dynamo is a unique global network that provides industry thought leaders with a platform to accelerate the growth of the clean energy economy. Dynamo Energy Hubs bring together corporations, governments, cleantech innovators, investors and entrepreneurs to shape the future of energy and cultivates broad energy innovation communities in key cities around the world.
Credit Suisse has been a pioneer in the area of sustainable finance and impact investing for two decades. Credit Suisse believe banks and financial institutions have a vital role to play in the future of finance and in shifting global economies toward more sustainable business and economic models. The bank recently established the Sustainability, Research & Investment Solutions Executive Board-level function to drive and execute strategy around sustainability, research and investment solutions. As part of the launch, Credit Suisse outlined a number of commitments to propel our progress in the sustainable finance space; this includes but is not limited to a goal to provide at least CHF 300 billion of sustainable financing over the next 10 years. Credit Suisse strives to lead the way in supporting clients as they adapt their business models and join the transition to more sustainable economic systems.
IBM helps its clients become more energy efficient, navigate the energy transition, implement new ways to source, manufacture and distribute goods and services in a more sustainable manner, enable safe and renewable sources of energy and manage resources at a macro level, transforming entire industries. IBM takes a holistic approach to our planet's challenges that combines its innovative technology, data analytics, deep business insight, and industry expertise.
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