Inspirational Talk with Paolo Gentili

Paolo Gentili, Director PwC Italia - EGS Climate Change, presented to our students the findings of the PwC's State of Climate tech 2021 report: it shows how fast investment in low carbon technologies is growing and provides recommendations on where investors should look in the coming years.

As shown by many authoritative analysis, the world has ten years to halve global greenhouse gas emissions until 2050 to reach net zero. Such a target poses the greatest innovation challenge humankind has ever faced since it requires an acceleration in the development process of climate tech solutions, thus asking for huge public and private investments.

In recent years, PwC has been observing how the climate tech solutions that are critical to enable this transformation are attracting growing investor interest. In 2021, the analysis explores how investors are securing both climate impact and commercial returns from this emerging asset class, helping keep the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to below 1.5 degrees Celsius within reach.