COP26: the latest global insights for investors

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COP26: the latest global insights for investors


Join Pollination and the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) for an expert panel discussion on the significance of COP26 for investors and how global markets are shifting focus from the risks to the opportunities presented by the net zero transition.

The first webinar in this three-part series will introduce the COP process and provide insights into the significance of COP26 in Glasgow and the building momentum on global decarbonisation. This session will explore the latest science described as ‘code red for humanity’, the impact of governments setting increasingly ambitious targets and promising more aggressive spending, stakeholders exerting greater pressure and the proliferation of private sector commitments to net zero. It will also provide industry insights into how investors are increasingly re-thinking traditional value creation models to capitalise on this rapidly changing landscape and unlock ‘transition alpha’ within their portfolios.

Panellists are:
Michael Moore, Director General, BVCA (host and moderator)
Maria Carradice, Managing Director, Portfolio – ESG, Mayfair Equity Partners and Chair, RI Advisory Group, BVCA
Barney Coles, Managing Director and Co-head of Clean Energy Infrastructure, Capital Dynamics
Beth Houghton, Partner, Palatine
Jim Moore, Operating Partner, TDR Capital
Gavin Templeton, Partner, Pollination Group

Please note this is a BVCA member only event.

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13:00 Welcome by Michael Moore, Director General, BVCA

13:05 Presentation by Gavin Templeton, Partner, Pollination Group

13:20 Panel discussion

14:00 Webinar close 


Maria Carradice, Managing Director, Portfolio – ESG, Mayfair Equity Partners and Chair, RI Advisory Group, BVCA 

Maria joined Mayfair in 2015 to work alongside portfolio companies to identify, quantify and unlock business process improvement activities. Maria’s expertise as both a former practitioner and consultant allows her to focus on opportunities to drive incremental value in areas such as tax, ESG and finance with the aim of supporting the teams Mayfair partners with to deliver their plans faster or with less risk.

Prior to Mayfair Maria worked at LDC where she advised LDC and its portfolio companies on a wide range of M&A structuring, tax, operational and accounting issues as well as advising on fund structuring and related investor issues. Prior to that Maria worked for both Deloitte and Arthur Andersen in their private equity and international M&A groups.

Barney Coles, Managing Director and Co-head of Clean Energy Infrastructure, Capital Dynamics 

Barney is a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Clean Energy Infrastructure team and a member of our Responsible Investment Committee. He has over a decade of renewable energy financing experience across Europe. Prior to joining the team, Barney spent over six years in energy corporate finance at Ernst & Young in London, working across lead advisory, project finance, and M&A in the clean energy and utility sectors. He also provided transaction advice to both the private and public sector on large-scale clean energy infrastructure procurement processes. Barney has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Cambridge and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Beth Houghton, Partner, Palatine Private Equity

Beth is a Partner at Palatine and is Head of the Impact Fund. Her role includes defining the strategy and process for selecting impact investments, to engaging with portfolio companies to create commercial returns and additional value through environmental and social factors, to tracking and reporting results to our investors and other stakeholders. Beth has a passion and commitment to ESG (environment, social and governance) for which the firm has won six British Venture Capital Association (BVCA) awards since starting their ESG programme ten years ago.

Beth was awarded Changemaker of the Year at The Rainmakers Awards 2019. She was also the winner of Investor of the Year at the City AM Awards in 2017 and the winner of the Outstanding Individual Contribution Award at the BVCA Responsible Investment Awards in 2016. Beth joined Palatine in 2007 after having previously spent 10 years as a Management Consultant. She holds an MBA with distinction from Manchester Business School.

Beth sits on the board of e-days, Veincentre, easyfundraising and Anthesis Group.

Jim Moore, Operating Partner, TDR Capital 

Jim joined TDR Capital in October 2010. Prior to joining TDR, he worked for seven years at US online grocer FreshDirect, where he was Senior Vice President overseeing human resources. He also served as Board Secretary and General Counsel and led the company’s B2B business, growing sales threefold in three years. Previously Jim practised law at Hogan Lovells, was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, and worked at a venture-backed software firm. Jim received a BA in Philosophy from Yale University and has a Law degree from the University of Virginia.

Gavin Templeton, Partner, Pollination Group 

Gavin is an entrepreneurial leader in all areas of sustainability, recognised globally as an expert in the green economy and the low carbon transition. He has a proven track record of identifying concepts and developing them into innovative commercial opportunities. Prior to joining Pollination, Gavin ran the Climate Finance Advisory function at Macquarie’s Green Investment Group which advised governments, public bodies, multilateral organisations and development finance institutions. He also represented Macquarie Group on the United Nations Global Commission on Adaption and Bloomberg’s Climate Finance Leadership Initiative. Gavin was part of the team that set up, ran and eventually privatised the world’s first dedicated green finance institution, the UK Green Investment Bank, which was subsequently bought by Macquarie. He began his career at BP before moving to Morgan Stanley and Rabobank. A pioneer, he worked at the inception of the European Emissions Trading Scheme and United Nations Clean Development Mechanism. Gavin is a Senior Advisor to the UK Government’s Partnership for Accelerated Climate Transitions and a member of the Advisory Committee for the new Green Bank Design Platform currently under development at the UK’s Green Finance Institute.



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