Dana Auditorium (Sunderland Language Center)
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Advancing Climate Solutions through Venture Capital - the vital role of early-stage investment in meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement

Peter Hirsch ‘12, Head of Sustainability at 2150, a climate tech-oriented venture capital firm in London, will return to campus for a conversation moderated by students Kavina Amin ‘24 (Economics and History) and Gianna Palli ‘23.5 (Art History and Economics).

Peter’s career focuses on demonstrating the impacts and potential of investments in a low-carbon and sustainable future. He will provide insight about his role at 2150 to define and deploy Constructive Capital, a new approach to venture investing that values sustainable development goals as much as internal rates of return. Peter will also reflect on his professional journey in sustainability since graduating from Middlebury.

Sustainability is at the heart of much of what we do, teach, and value at Middlebury. Many alums have carried a commitment to sustainability directly into their professions—often with national and international impact. What have they been doing on the frontlines to achieve a more just, sustainable future? What are their thoughts on tackling some of the world’s most pressing crises? How did they get from Middlebury to where they are today, and what can we learn from their achievements, efforts, and setbacks?

This is the third event in the Global Sustainability Alum Speaker Series, which invites Midd grads back to campus to discuss these issues and more.

Sponsored by Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Climate Action Capacity Project, and Center for Careers and Internships

Sponsored by:
Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs; Environmental Affairs; Center for Careers & Internships

Contact Organizer

Wiseman, Janet
(802) 443 - 5710