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Opportunities in the Energy Transition
Investment Options

Wednesday 28 February 2024
13:15 - 18:00 in Amsterdam

Join us to explore how private investors can effectively align their investments with our collective climate objectives.

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be conducted entirely in Dutch. Please have a look at our other events for English-language content.

Governments worldwide have set ambitious climate goals in the transition away from fossil fuels on national and international levels. During the recent COP28 summit in Dubai, 118 countries pledged to triple the world's renewable energy capacity by 2030. How can private investors contribute to accelerating this energy transition?

This conference aims to delve into this question, examining the various ways in which private investors can contribute. Discussions will centre on innovative financial avenues such as crowdfunding, venture capital, and fund of funds.

Exploring these strategies will show how private investors can effectively align their investments with our collective climate objectives, driving us closer to achieving our renewable energy goals.

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The following speakers will share their experiences

Triodos Bank

Hans Stegeman-  Chief Economist

Hans Stegeman is Chief Economist at Triodos Bank. Prior to his current role, he worked as Chief Investment Strategist at Triodos Investment Management. He has a longstanding track record in research and in the financial industry. Before joining Triodos Investment Management in 2017 he worked at Rabobank in several roles, among others as Chief Economist Netherlands. He started his career at CPB Netherlands bureau for economic policy analysis.


Ali Najafbagy - General Partner & Co-Founder

Ali Najafbagy is co-founder and General Partner of 4impact capital, a venture capital fund focused on European digital technology companies that generate positive impact and strong financial returns.
Before founding 4impact, Ali held leading global positions at Goldman Sachs, Mubadala Investment Company, GE and Egon Zehnder.
Ali has been an impact investor since 2009, including various European angel investments. With a deep interest in technology, Ali holds a master's degree in Aerospace Engineering from Delft University of Technology and an Executive MBA from Harvard Business School.

Carbon Equity

Jacqueline van den Ende - Co-Founder & CEO

Jacqueline van den Ende is the co-founder and CEO of Carbon Equity, an Amsterdam-based climate fintech company. As a climate VC and PE fund, Carbon Equity focuses on investing in breakthrough climate technologies and promoting equitable ownership by unlocking retail capital at scale. Jacqueline has a diverse background, transitioning from a private equity investor at HAL Investments to a general partner at Venture Capital fund Peak Capital. With experience in founding and leading companies, including De Kleine Consultant, Lamudi in South East Asia, and TrueMoney, Jacqueline is dedicated to leveraging capital effectively to address climate change. She also serves on the board of the Dutch last-mile delivery scale-up Trunkrs. Jacqueline holds an MSc degree in Economics from Erasmus University in Rotterdam and a BA in Social Sciences from University College Utrecht.

StartGreen Capital

Coenraad de Vries - Co-founder & Managing Partner

Coenraad de Vries, co-founder and Managing Partner of StartGreen Capital and Oneplanetcrowd, transitioned from a career in the banking industry to pursue his passion for social entrepreneurship. Together with Laura Rooseboom, he founded StartGreen and Oneplanetcrowd in 2006 to drive sustainable change in the financial sector. With a mission to finance sustainable innovation through venture capital, crowdfunding, and project finance, StartGreen Capital, established in 2006, manages 485 million euros. Oneplanetcrowd, part of StartGreen Capital since 2012, recently merged with Invesdor Group, forming a leading EU crowdfunding platform with 180,000 investors and over 531 million euros in assets financed.

Triodos Investment Management

Michiel van Beek - Sr. Investment Manager

Michiel van Beek joined Triodos Investment Management in 2021 as Sr. Investment Manager. Before that, he worked for almost 20 years in the renewable energy sector,  heading international project development teams at E-concern and Solarcentury and co-founding a view RE ventures. 
Driven by impact Michiel developed several renewable energy assets throughout Europe and South Africa, managed M&A transactions and had the opportunity to work on innovative projects, such as setting up the foundation DE-ON and Zonnepark Ameland. 
Michiel holds a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Twente and he has a business education from TSM and Insead.  

Date & Time:
Wednesday 28 February, 13:15 - 18:00

KIT Royal Tropical Institute
Mauritskade 64, 1092AD Amsterdam

What is PYM

PYM is an independent foundation that connects and guides wealth owners to invest their capital consciously for a better world. We are a peer-to-peer community of families, philanthropists, individual investors, family offices, and foundations.
We believe in the power of money as a force for good. That is why we promote listed and non-listed impact investing. You can invest successfully in businesses, directly or through funds, that have a purpose beyond profit.

We focus on investors in the Benelux, but we welcome everyone who shares our goals to join us.

* The content of this program does not constitute professional and/or financial advice but is intended to give you a flavour of what is out there in this field. 


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