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Gaby Herculano is Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder at iClima Earth, a London-based impact green fintech. Their mission is to redefine climate change investments, by focusing on the companies that can enable CO2e avoidance. Not only we hope to shift the narrative, focusing on the companies with products and services that can transition the world to a low carbon economy, but we also bring to market products with tangible and quantifiable impact.
With has over 25 years’ experience in finance and in energy, she started her career in equity research, covering the Latin American electric utility sector at Lehman Brothers. After business school she moved into the buy side, where she worked at greenfield project finance and M&A at energy developer AES Corporation and as an Executive Director at GE Capital’s Energy Financial Services team in London. When structuring private equity infrastructure investments her primary focus was on renewable energy assets across Europe, having invested into solar and onshore wind, and screened several opportunities also in offshore wind. Gaby combines solid fundamental analysis skills with energy industry knowledge. Moreover, she has been involved with sustainable development since 1992 when she attended the UNFCCC Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Gaby earned her MBA from Wharton in 2002.
Episode 120 Highlights:
- How a Latina ends up at Wharton Business School
- The mission behind iClima
- What does the ESG investing space actually mean?
- What stocks qualifies as an ESG?
- How to make sure we are not inadvertently harming one group of people while helping another as an investor
- What it means to be a green fund
- How to track the efficacy of investments
- And more!
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