Episode 19: Marilyn Waite, Climate Finance, Hewlett Foundation
Marilyn Waite oversees Hewlett Foundation's climate finance program where she invests in sustainable banking strategies that can lower global emissions at the gigaton scale. She is also a thought leader in the green jobs space, having authored Sustainability at Work, Careers that Make a Difference, a book that looks at sustainability professions across various sectors, such as agriculture, health care, and even entertainment and media. Waite is a Princeton and Cambridge-trained environmental engineer with a background that ranges from sustainable development in Madagascar to nuclear energy in France. She is an editor-at-large for GreenBiz and an E2 1 Hotels Fellow. In our conversation, she offers astute advice to those seeking to work at the cross-section of energy, finance, and climate change.