“Bold Pragmatism” Featuring Josh Freed, Third Way
Welcome to another week of COBT! Today we had the pleasure of visiting with Josh Freed, Senior Vice President of the Climate and Energy Program at Third Way.
“We Know More About The Dark Side Of The Moon Than The Oceans” With Dr. Peter de Menocal, WHOI
We flew to Woods Hole, Massachusetts to meet Dr. Peter de Menocal, President and Director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), a leading independent non-profit organization founded over 90 years ago with a nimble and entrepreneurial approach to science.
“Too Much Of Education Has Been Dominated By The Problem And Not Problem Solving” Featuring Dr. David Victor, UCSD
We had the good fortune of visiting with Dr. David Victor today for an engaging discussion on climate, policy, and in particular, problem-solving structures that feature “experimentalist governance.”
“Trickle Down Climate Policy” Featuring Maggie Peloso, Vinson & Elkins
Today we were honored to be joined by Maggie Peloso, the Lead Sustainability Partner and Climate Change Practice Leader at Vinson & Elkins (V&E).
“This Isn’t A Digital Problem, It’s An Analog One” Featuring Ryan Panchadsaram, Kleiner Perkins
Today’s discussion with Ryan Panchadsaram (senior technical advisor to John Doerr, Chair of Kleiner Perkins) explored a range of topics spanning from VC investing, the tech VC world partnering with the existing energy community to achieve scaled energy solutions, and the climate action plan that was the focus of “Speed and Scale” (which Ryan co-authored).
“The ESG Report Just Got Merged Into The 10-K” Featuring Travis Wofford and Scott Janoe, Baker Botts & Dan Romito, PEP
Today we took on the challenge of unpacking the SEC’s proposed climate disclosure rules and their potential implications. To help us do so, we had a panel of experienced leaders in the space join for a lively discussion that we hope will provide clarity and understanding.
“Getting the People’s Business Done” – Secretary James A. Baker III
We are deeply honored that our first Veriten COBT guest is Secretary James A. Baker, III. A native Houstonian, Secretary Baker is one of the most accomplished and insightful leaders in the past 50 years of American history. It is undoubtedly difficult to neatly summarize Secretary Baker’s accomplishments and contributions to the country and to…
Ep. 96 – Featuring Rob West
For our first COBT episode of 2022, we had the great pleasure of hosting Rob West, Founder and Lead Analyst at Thunder Said Energy. With the ongoing crisis in European gas markets and the tense uncertainties over Russian troop deployments along Ukraine’s border, it was rather fitting that Rob joined us live from Estonia for…
Ep. 94 – Featuring Amy Myers Jaffe
Today we had the pleasure of hosting Amy Myers Jaffe, Research Professor and Managing Director of the Climate Policy Lab at the Tufts University Fletcher School. Amy has taught energy policy, business, and sustainability courses at several distinguished universities and recently published “Energy’s Digital Future: Harnessing Innovation for American Resilience and National Security.” Our discussion…