ESG360 – Sustainable Heroes X: Green Leaders in Focus

June 2023 / Podcast
Read time: 30 minutesESG360 – Sustainable Heroes X: Green Leaders in Focus
  • The World Meteorological Organization predicted for the first time that we are on the verge of exceeding 1.5C of warming within the next 5 years.

  • Already this year, anthropogenic climate change has triggered the worst April heatwave in Asian history and devastating flooding in South Sudan has led to climate refugees.

  • All of this edition’s Sustainable Heroes are focused on transforming our key systems knowing that time is running out. They have overcome headwinds such as red tape and volatile markets to thrive.

We feature 4 individuals who appeared in the Summer 2023 edition of Nomura Greentech’s Sustainable Heroes magazine, which shines a spotlight on some of the trailblazers who are accelerating the net zero transition.

Niall Dunne, CEO of Polymateria, a UK-based maker of green packaging, who is pioneering the use of biotransformation technology to eliminate the scourge of plastic pollution.

Sébastien Clerc, CEO of Voltalia, a French renewables producer, explains how energy dependence concerns in Europe will accelerate the potential of wind and solar.

Hidetake Takahashi, Head of Energy and Eco Services at ORIX, a leading Japanese financial services group, speaks about doubling renewable energy capacity through strategic acquisitions.

Dharsono Hartono, CEO of PT Rimba Makmur Utama, which operates one of the worlds’ largest natural capital projects, explains how he is protecting and conserving forests in Indonesia to save millions of tons of carbon.


Viren Vaghela

Content Editor, Nomura

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