In the October meeting, CLC board approved two new members, Micropolis Oy from Ii and Mr Banerjee, for an organisational member and for a personal member, respectively.
The city of Ii in Finland cut its CO² emissions by half during 2007–15, mainly with renewable energy, wind, solar, geothermal and bioenergy. This is the fastest rate in the country. Ii also just won the European Commission’s RegioStars Award. (http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/projects/finland/low-carbon-life-in-finland).
– With the help of Micropolis Oy, Ii aims to cut 80% of the green house gas emissions by 2020 and at the same time attract cleantech companies to invest in Ii. We will be a lucrative test bed for new products and services. CLC is a very interesting concept and partner for us, says Leena Vuotovesi, CEO of Micropolis Oy.
Ben Banerjee is the co-founder of Swiss Impact Investment Association and the member of the Board of Coalitionlors at East West Institute. He has worked for various well-known international banks like ABN AMRO and Credit Suisse and at Big Four Consultancies like PwC Management Consulting and Ernst & Young, next to being board member of various international companies. Banerjee has over 20 years of experience in the field of Impact Investments and sustainable financing projects.
– I am excited to join the Climate Leadership Coalition and support groundbreaking CLC-projects in climate mitigation. Many of them would interest impact investment community which is interested to invest in long term and environmental friendly projects, says Banerjee. He has also worked in the field of impact investments and sustainable financing projects for more than 20 year. In addition, he is a guest teacher at Zurich University and he also writes to international magazines.
Henrik Ehrnrooth, the Chairman of the CLC board, welcomes warmly the two new members. – Both new members increase our competences and add value to our network, he comments.
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Climate Leadership Coalition, CEO Jouni Keronen, email@example.com, Tel. +358 50 4534881