Yonela Mabi

Associate Editor

Yonela is a two-time graduate, her undergrad was in English and Communication Science, and postgrad in Journalism and Media Studies where she did Economics Journalism as part of her electives. She’s gained radio experience through a volunteer internship at PEfm. Other experiences include administrative support, events assistance, social media marketing intern, registration assistant, and volunteer work

Her desire is to grow within the Media and Communications space, where she can use the various platforms to advocate for the voiceless. She loves to be challenged and learns through her experiences. She wrote some economic journalism articles as part of her coursework and submitted a research proposal under the Economics Journalism elective for her honors. The research paper was based on the intergenerational use of WhatsApp before & during the time of Covid—19 within the community of KwaMagxaki (a middle—class township in Gqeberha/ Port Elizabeth, South Africa).

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February 2, 2023

Solar EFTs

Which ways are ETFs used to invest in the solar energy sector. What types of Solar ETFs are available? What is the performance of Solar ETFs and the factors driving their returns. How do Solar ETFs fit into the broader climate ETFs offering, how does their performance compare with other climate ETF sectors?

February 1, 2023

Carbon Capture/Sequestration – When do cost curves become viable?

Carbon capture and sequestration technologies face one basic problem. Industries cannot afford to use them. Venture firms are littered with amazing innovations with little practical application for global corporates because the costs are too high. Is 2023 the year that the capture and storage cost reaches levels where global supply chains can adopt these processes for more than symbolic purposes? We discuss the trajectory of the cost curve across numerous technologies.

February 1, 2023

Nature Based Solutions

The panelists will then delve into the specific nature-based solutions that project finance is well-suited to support, such as renewable energy projects, sustainable agriculture, and conservation projects. They will also discuss the key considerations for structuring and implementing NBS projects, including risks, mitigation strategies, and impact measurement.

February 1, 2023

Sustainable Banking: The NA example

The panel will also examine the role of banks in the transition to a low-carbon economy, and how green bonds can be used as a tool for sustainable banking. How are Green Bonds used in the banking sector in North America, and how they can be used to finance sustainable projects and support the transition to a low-carbon economy?

February 1, 2023

Energy Efficiency and Distributed Renewable Energy Projects

We discuss the interaction of state-sponsored financing programs and a loan guarantee program with Sebastian Carneiro – CEO Solas Capital

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