• Hosted in conjunction with Ecosperity Week 2023 – Temasek’s annual flagship sustainability event
  • To gather global climate leaders from around the world in Singapore to discuss pathways to net-zero


SINGAPORE – 31 MAY 2023GenZero, a Temasek-owned investment platform company dedicated to accelerating decarbonisation globally, will be convening its inaugural GenZero Climate Summit (7 – 8 June 2023), bringing together global thought leaders, fellow investors, academics, policymakers and other stakeholders at the forefront of climate action. The GenZero Climate Summit will be held in conjunction with Temasek’s annual flagship sustainability event, Ecosperity Week (6 – 8 June 2023).

This year’s GenZero Climate Summit supplements conversations around breakthroughs for net-zero throughout Ecosperity Week. Themed “Navigating Climate Crossroads”, the inaugural event will discuss how climate investors balance different considerations and deploy capital more effectively to accelerate decarbonisation solutions, deliver climate impact and achieve sustainable returns.

Notable speakers at the GenZero Climate Summit include: David Antonioli, CEO of Verra; Dirk Forrister, CEO of International Emissions Trading Association (IETA); Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board; Rodi Guidero, Executive Director and Managing Partner of Breakthrough Energy Ventures; Renat Heuberger, CEO of South Pole; and Hannah Jones, CEO of The Earthshot Prize, amongst others.

Frederick Teo, Chief Executive Officer, GenZero, said: “Climate change is fast reaching a tipping point. Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and destructive. However, progress on climate action remains insufficient with the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warning us of irreversible damage without urgent action. We need to urgently identify more promising technology and nature-based solutions with the potential to deliver climate impact at scale. A credible, efficient carbon market will help bridge the US$5 trillion needed annually to keep global warming below 1.5°C. The GenZero Climate Summit provides a forum for fellow investors and industry partners to discuss how to navigate these ‘climate crossroads’ and share perspectives on the actions we can take to accelerate our transition to a net-zero world.”

The Summit also marks GenZero’s first anniversary since its launch in June 2022. GenZero has committed more than S$700 million (~US$500 million) in investments across several markets since and grown its team to more than 30 sustainability professionals as at end May 2023. The Summit will also be a climate-neutral event.

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About GenZero
GenZero is an investment platform company focused on accelerating decarbonisation globally. Founded by Temasek, we seek to deliver positive climate impact alongside long-term sustainable financial returns by investing in opportunities with the potential to be nurtured into impactful and scalable solutions.

Driven by a common purpose to decarbonise for future generations, we recognise the need for a holistic and integrated approach to achieve a net-zero world. At GenZero, we adopt a flexible investment approach across three focus areas to drive climate impact: (i) nature-based solutions that help protect and restore our natural ecosystems while benefiting local communities and biodiversity; (ii) technology-based solutions that deliver deep decarbonisation impact; and (iii) carbon ecosystem enablers which refer to companies and solutions that support the development of an effective, efficient, and credible carbon ecosystem.

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