Climate change is arguably the most pressing issue of our time. It calls for immediate, transformative action that transcends borders, industries, and disciplines. Within this vast and urgent landscape, there is a crucial role for entrepreneurship. Startups and innovative entrepreneurs can bring fresh perspectives and agile approaches that contribute significantly to climate change solutions. In this week’s episode of the Climate Confident podcast, we delve into this very intersection of entrepreneurship and climate change.
My guests, Micol Chiesa and Chris de Koning, are at the forefront of this movement. As two of the Directors behind Planet Positive Lab, they are nurturing the next generation of climate-positive entrepreneurs, enabling them to transform their innovative ideas into ventures that can create systemic change.
Planet Positive Lab’s vision is both ambitious and inspiring. They believe in the power of entrepreneurs to create solutions that not only help mitigate climate change but also build a more sustainable and equitable future. Their mission extends beyond business profits, aiming to make a positive impact on the planet and its people.
Their summer accelerator program is a testament to this mission. The program provides entrepreneurs across the globe with the resources and support they need to turn their climate-positive ideas into reality. From mentoring and guidance to investor connections, the Lab is committed to fostering a supportive ecosystem for these change-makers.
What stands out about their approach is their focus on quality over quantity. Rather than betting on big numbers, they are dedicated to meticulously selecting and closely nurturing a smaller cohort of high-potential ventures. This approach, they believe, enables more targeted support and, ultimately, more meaningful impact.
This episode is a goldmine of insights for anyone interested in the role of entrepreneurship in combating climate change. Micol and Chris bring a unique blend of passion, knowledge, and experience to the table, making it an enlightening and inspiring listen.
At the heart of the conversation is an important reminder: Climate change is everyone’s fight. We all have a role to play, whether we’re entrepreneurs, investors, educators, or consumers. Initiatives like Planet Positive Lab demonstrate the power of collective action and the potential of entrepreneurship as a driving force in this battle.
Are you ready to dive deeper into the world of climate-positive entrepreneurship? Don’t wait! Listen to the full episode here (or search for Climate Confident wherever you get your podcasts) and join the conversation. Let’s all be a part of this crucial journey towards a climate-confident future.
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Stay climate confident, and let’s make a change together!
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