CLEAN GROWTH UK
Mark Riminton is responsible for Clean Growth UK’s industrial relationships and for its investor readiness development track for SMEs. He is based at the University of Brighton, UK and has long experience of working with business owners and investors. Clean Growth UK aims to provide a simple way for innovative SMEs to harness the cross-disciplinary research excellence in UK universities within three highly successful regional clean tech innovation networks: the Green Growth Platform (University of Brighton), Greentech South (University of Portsmouth) and Liverpool John Moores University.
ZERO CARBON CAPITAL
Pippa is the co-founder of Zero Carbon Capital, home of an EIS fund investing in early-stage companies on a mission to fix climate change. ZCC supports deep science, hard-tech solutions that have the potential to make half gigaton-level reductions of CO2e at scale; and vision-aligned, ambitious teams to go with them. Pippa started angel investing in decarbonisation technologies in California five years ago, where she was an active member of the impact investing ecosystem. She holds a Masters degree in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Cambridge.
Jim has 25 years’ experience in sustainable and clean technology, including 16 years’ private equity. He invests in sustainable businesses in technology, services and manufacturing, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and water. He manages family office capital, institutional funds, and high net-worth investments through private equity funds.
Emma Mee has been involved in designing and delivering high impact programmes to build the capacity within all sectors, developing positive and disruptive new models of business. She is a keen ambassador for all ventures and solutions that solve some of the world’s challenges, but with a particular enthusiasm for negative emission technologies and natural solutions to climate change, cleantech and agritech.
Hugh Parnell is closely involved with the early-stage, funding and business development arena around Cambridge and the east of England, particularly in the energy and environmental technology sectors. He is Chairman of Cambridge Cleantech/Envirotech Ltd (formerly Envirolink UK), co-founder of the Cambridge Energy Forum and of the Cleantech Special Interest Group at Cambridge Network.
Stuart is a passionate impact investor working for Sustainable Ventures, one of Europe’s leading developers of cleantech innovations, as an investor and providing corporate finance support to ecosystem members. Prior to this role, Stuart managed an investment team at LWARB, dedicated to supporting the best low carbon and circular economy startups in London. Stuart also ran Big Issue Invest’s Impact Fund and had a long career leading debt and equity investments within Lloyds Banking Group.