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Episode two: Louise Wilson, co-founder and joint managing director, Abundance Investment
How can local authorities leverage the power of the crowd to finance local green solutions? Hosts Helen Avery and Ryan Jude are joined by Louise Wilson of Abundance Investment to dive into Community Municipal Investments, which allow the general public to invest as little as £5, through their local authority, in green projects such as hybrid battery storage and solar projects. With two local councils in the UK having launched their CMIs this summer, Louise discusses her organisation's ambitions to scale up the initiative. Helen also asks Louise about a nature climate bond launched in Scotland which helps part fund green spaces and nature.
Episode one: Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas, chief executive, Green Finance Institute
How can collaboration and a sectoral approach help drive private capital towards investing in net-zero solutions? Helen Avery is joined by Dr. Rhian-Mari Thomas, to discuss the Green Finance Institute's approach to accelerating the transition to a clean, resilient and environmentally sustainable economy. Helen also asks about Rhian's journey into green finance and what’s keeping her inspired: “I’m not entirely sure how I could wake up every morning and think, today I’m going to use all my expertise, my energy and my knowledge to help move us towards a six-degree world.”