Melanie Nakagawa was invited to participate on the panel “Social Responsibility in the Technology Sector: What is the Role of Investors” at the 2018 PRI in Person - the world’s leading responsible investment conference gathering 1,200 delegates from 37 countries. She discussed the rise in technology solutions to address climate change and how investors can use climate impact as a tool to promote responsible investments.
Melanie Nakagawa leads the workshop session with Matthew Nordan (Managing Director, PRIME Impact Fund) focused on Smart Cities discussing market conditions, trends, export opportunities, and return profiles for innovative companies and technologies in this sector.
Melanie Nakagawa attended the E-Capital Summit at EarthX, an annual gathering focused on cultivating and convening private capital, financiers, early to late-stage companies, industry thought leaders, key local and national policy-makers, incubators, accelerators, and researchers to form partnerships having substantial, positive impacts on profit, people and the planet. She was invited to speak on the panel “New Investment Tools/Business Models” where she highlighted the role for growth-stage technology focused investors delivering Climate Positive™ solutions.
Speaking to an audience of over 80 companies, institutions, and public sector representatives attending SEB’s “Nordic Infrastructure & Renewable Energy Day”, Melanie Nakagawa emphasized that major investment opportunities arise at the intersection of climate-driven demand, innovative technology and access to capital.