Bloomberg New Economy Conversations with Andrew Browne

Getting to Net Zero

September 28, 10 am ET

The novel coronavirus has acted as a wake-up call: climate change now tops the agenda of governments around the world. For the first time, the US, Europe and China are aligned on net-zero targets by mid-century. Wall Street investors are getting behind green energy. Young consumers are demanding that the brands they support stand for environmental responsibility. Meanwhile, the cost of scaling up renewable energy technology has fallen dramatically, making solar and wind power cheaper than dirty energy. Is 2021 the year where we’ll see significant investments in areas like green hydrogen, nuclear fission, carbon capture and other technologies needed to prevent environmental catastrophe? What are the most promising new areas? And who is at the forefront of innovation?

Featuring

Tariq Fancy

Tariq Fancy

CEO and Founder The Rumie Initiative
Jae-Hyuk Oh

Jae-Hyuk Oh

Vice President of New Energy Business Development Hyundai Motor Company
Noel Quinn

Noel Quinn

Group Chief Executive, HSBC

Founding Partner

Anne Simpson

Anne Simpson

Managing Investment Director, Board Governance & Sustainability CalPERs
Andrew Browne

Andrew Browne

Editorial Director, Bloomberg New Economy

Past conversations

September 8, 2021

China’s Tech Crackdown

A sweeping regulatory crackdown is underway in China. Is this campaign transitory, or a game-changing shift in Xi’s economic and political strategy?
April 20, 2021

The Ascent of Digital Money

Bitcoin is rocketing in value, although debate rages over whether it is “digital gold” — a hedge against inflation at a time of rampant government spending— or fool’s gold. Can digital money reshape the architecture of the global financial system?