Climate change is top-of-mind for most of us, but it often feels like too little is being done. It's also hard to know what to do, even when you want to help. In this session of Designers + Geeks, we'll be looking at entrepreneurs and designers that are taking action. We'll look at analyses, designs, and solutions from a spectrum of companies working to combat climate change.
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Co-Founder and CEO at Joro
Sanchali Pal is Co-Founder & CEO at Joro. She started Joro after trying to use existing tools and calculators to track her carbon footprint. SHe believes it should be just as easy to live sustainably as it is to lose weight or manage your finances. Previously, Sanchali worked in social impact consulting at Dalberg where she helped start the company's office in Addis Ababa, and in launching new energy products at Tesla. Sanchali holds an MBA from Harvard and a BA in Economics from Princeton.
Executive Director at Carbon180
Noah Deich is the Executive Director of Carbon180, a non-profit organization on a mission to champion carbon removal through science and innovation. Prior to founding Carbon180, Noah worked in consulting and gained experience with energy and environmental market modeling, financial valuation, and corporate strategy in the energy and sustainability sectors. Noah received his M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and his B.A. from the University of Virginia.
VP of Sensing Systems and Applied Science at Aclima
Meghan is the Vice President of Sensing Systems and Applied Science at Aclima, a climate tech company headquartered in San Francisco that protects people and the planet by mapping air pollution with street-level precision, at the city-scale. Meghan has a PhD in Chemistry and Chemical Biology from Harvard and an MBA from UC Berkeley. LinkedIn Twitter
Co-Founder and CEO at Pachama
Diego is the founder and CEO of Pachama, a Y Combinator-backed startup working to accelerate the flow of capital to carbon capturing projects starting with forests biomass projects. Pachama harnesses satellite images and machine learning to verify the carbon storage on forests and then connects directly project developers with carbon credits buyers in an open marketplace.
Prior to Pachama, Diego co-founded Bluesmart, an IoT company that raised $20M in venture capital in Silicon Valley and China and was acquired by industry leader TravelPro. Diego also co-founded WeHostels, a pioneering online travel marketplace which was acquired by StudentUniverse. Diego was awarded with the MIT 35 Innovators under 35 and was selected as High-impact Entrepreneur by Endeavor Global.