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"Aligning Capital with Climate Impact" event by Remarkable Ventures Climate

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Remarkable Ventures Climate invites you to:

Aligning Capital with Climate Impact

A NY Climate Week event to Activate More Capital for Climate Solutions.

We need to activate more capital for climate change mitigation because the scale of the challenge is immense. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has estimated that we need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2030 and reach net-zero emissions by 2050 in order to avoid the worst effects of climate change. This will require a massive investment in clean energy, energy efficiency, and other climate-friendly technologies.

The good news is that there is a growing amount of capital available for climate change mitigation. In 2021, global climate finance reached a record $74.2 billion. This was driven by a surge in private investment, which accounted for 60% of total climate finance.

However, more capital is still needed. The IPCC has estimated that we need to mobilize $100 billion per year in climate finance by 2030. This will require governments, businesses, and individuals to come together and make a significant investment in the fight against climate change.

Target audience: Climate Founders, Climate Investors, Family Offices, Corporate VCs, and Capital Allocators.

The programming will start at 6PM
Doors open 5:30PM


6PM: Opening Remarks:
Murat Aktihanoglu, Jon Axelrod, Remarkable Ventures Climate
Jonathan Goldberg, Howard Hughes
Peter Goldmark, Remarkable Ventures Climate
Sander Dolder, NYC EDC

* Rocky Mountain Institute / Third Derivative
Rushad Nanavatty, Managing Director, RMI
Science and Technology Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation
(10 minutes)

Jonathan Bean, Materials Nexus
Ground-breaking software to model new material properties to accelerate development of next-generation materials for a net-zero future.
(5 minutes)

* Environmental Defense Fund
Karine Kleinhaus, Director, Sustainable Finance, EDF
Science and Technology Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation
(10 minutes)

* Activate
Andrew Chang, Managing Director, NY, Activate
Pitches from Three Activate Climate Startups:

Ashley Beckwith, Foray Biosciences
Producing forest products without cutting down a single tree.
(5 minutes)

Claire Nelson, Cella
Permanent carbon removal through mineralization
(5 minutes)

Sudharsan Dwaraknath, Quorum Bio
Engineering a new class of fertilizers for climate-smart farming.
(5 minutes)

* Helpen, Craig Sanders
Unleashing Philanthropic Funding for Equitable Climate Solutions
(5 minutes)

* Remarkable Ventures Climate Panel
Moderator: Jon Axelrod, Remarkable Ventures Climate
Insights, experience and best practices on aligning capital with climate impact
Eiko Ooka, SMBC
Gautami Palanki, Howard Hughes
Degerhan Usluel, Family Office
Kevin Webb, Superorganism, Family Office
(20 minutes)

* Waterfront networking reception with drinks at Pearl Alley

Event Host:
Howard Hughes

Event Partners:
US Department of State
Rocky Mountain Institute
Third Derivative
Environmental Defense Fund
NOVA Impact

Remarkable Ventures Climate

RVC is a climate venture capital fund in NYC with 300+ climate and tech investments since 2011.

Howard Hughes

The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages, and develops commercial, residential, and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S.

Partner Descriptions:


Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) is a Japanese multinational bank that offers various financial services such as commercial banking, investment banking, asset management, leasing, securities, and global operations, serving both corporate and individual clients.


The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is a non-profit organization that promotes growth, creates jobs, and enhances the city's economic well-being through initiatives and projects while fostering an inclusive, innovative, and sustainable economy for all New Yorkers.

US Department of State

The US Department of State (DOS) is a federal executive department responsible for handling foreign policy, foreign affairs, diplomatic relations, and international issues on behalf of the American people and the United States government.

Rocky Mountain Institute

The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization that promotes sustainability, clean energy, and efficient resource use through research, consulting, and advocacy efforts.

Environmental Defense Fund

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is a non-profit organization that addresses environmental challenges using science, economics, and advocacy to find practical and innovative solutions for climate change, energy transition, pollution, and habitat preservation.


Activate empowers scientists to reinvent the world by bringing their research to market. For two years, Activate supports fellows with a full-time living stipend, mentorship, an entrepreneurial education, access to funders and industry experts, and funding to access the facilities they need to turn their research into a first product.


Toniic is a global network and community of impact investors focused on promoting social and environmental change through investment. Toniic facilitates connections, knowledge sharing, and collaboration among its members to amplify the impact of their investments and contribute to sustainable and responsible business practices.

NOVA Impact

NOVA Impact is a private network of Investors, Entrepreneurs, and Philanthropists dedicated to scaling impact-driven initiatives. NOVA leverages the power of networks to support impact initiates and to create clear pathways for Next-Gen and others to get involved.