Finance, Technology ` and Planetary Sustainability

Finance, Technology ` and Planetary Sustainability

Finance, Technology' and Planetary Sustainability

Darshita Gillies, Founder and CEO of Maanch, speaks about leveraging finance and technology to enhance the net impact of capital.

Advancing Technology for a Sustainable Planet: Day 1

Achieving a sustainable, net-zero-emissions future will require the acceleration of technology development and deployment. Measurable and meaningful ESG (environmental, social, and governance) metrics, together with other private and public-sector initiatives and policies, will help advance technology for sustainability.

Hosted by IEEE in partnership with the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, this invitation-only event explored regulatory, policy, and financial frameworks critical to advancing technology which prioritizes people, planet, and purpose-driven progress.

Day 1:
Welcome & Introduction
John C. Havens, Sustainability Practice Lead, IEEE Standards Association; Staff Lead, Planet Positive 2030 Initiative; Executive Director, The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

Konstantinos Karachalios, Managing Director, IEEE Standards Association; Member of the IEEE Management Council

Vanessa Parli, Research Program Manager, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI)

Sandy Pentland, Toshiba Professor of Media Arts and Sciences; Professor of Information Technology; Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program Director, MIT Management Sloan School; Visiting Scholar, Stanford Digital Economy Lab (S-DEL)

Maike Luiken, Chair, Planet Positive 2030

Panel I: Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation
Robert Fish, Lecturer in Computer Science, Princeton University; Former President, IEEE SA

Gabrielle Wong-Parodi, Assistant Professor, Earth System Science; Center Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Anna Carolina Muller Queiroz, Postdoc Fellow and Researcher, Virtual Human Interaction Lab (VHIL), Stanford University

Jonathan Schulhof, Cofounder and CEO, FootPrint Coalition Ventures

Chris Field, Melvin and Joan Lane Professor of Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies; Professor of Earth System Science and of Biology, Stanford University; Director, Woods Institute for the Environment; Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy

Panel II: Environmental AI Technology & ESG Regulations
Kathy Baxter, Principal Architect, Ethical AI Practice, Salesforce

Jef Caers, Professor of Geological Sciences, Stanford University

Peter Henderson, PhD Student in Computer Science; JD Candidate, Stanford Law School; AI Fellow, OpenPhilanthropy; Graduate Fellow, Regulation, Evaluation, and Governance Lab, Stanford University

Melodena Stephens, Professor of Innovation Management and Research Fellow, Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG); Visiting Scholar, University of Wollongong in Dubai

Ram Rajagopal, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy and Professor, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

FinextraTV Unplugged: Finance, Technology’ and Planetary Sustainability

Darshita Gillies, Founder & CEO of Maanch, speaks about leveraging finance and technology to enhance the net impact of capital.

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What is Sustainable Finance?

Sustainable finance and ESG investing are trending topics – but what do these terms really mean? How can they help mobilize funds to combat climate change and restore the Earth’s dwindling biodiversity? From definitions to key players, here’s all you need to know about sustainable finance.

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0:00 Intro
0:54 What is sustainable finance?
2:12 Why is sustainable finance important?
3:34 Who provides sustainable finance?
5:28 How do you know if an investment is sustainable?
6:59 How does sustainable finance work?
8:29 What lies ahead for sustainable finance?
9:35 Outro

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Episode 1: What Does Sustainable Finance Mean? | Sustainable Finance | SDGPlus

We have been hearing the term sustainable finance a lot these days, but what does it really mean? Is it just about investing in projects that have a sustainable outcome? Unfortunately, it is not that simple. Join us in this episode to explore the ranges of sustainable investments that exists and why it is important to understand what each of them mean!

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