Two climate CEO/President interviews... carbon capture and containerized green housing. Plus, 24 pages of cleantech and renewable energy investments, and how to say "no" to many and "yes" to the precious few.

Interview with Wanona Satcher, CEO of Mahkers Studio

CEO Wanona Satcher has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs of 2020 and as a 2021 SheEO Venture.

Mahkers Studio builds environmentally responsible residential and commercial spaces by recycling used shipping containers.

Part of their mission is to dramatically reduce the total cost of construction with modular processes in order to address the affordable housing crisis.

Here’s my interview and podcast with Wanona via The Climate Torch from Entrepreneurs for Impact.

Interview with Jennifer Wagner, President of CarbonCure Technologies

Jennifer Wagner has been named a Business Insider’s Clean Energy Rising Stars, one of Canada’s Clean 50 Emerging Leaders, and a Climate Trailblazer at the Global Climate Action Summit.

CarbonCure Technologies is Cleantech Group’s 2020 North American Company of the Year. They currently help 300+ concrete plants in seven countries to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by storing these in the actual end product, which also creates performance and cost benefits as well. Their goal is to help these companies reduce 500 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Here’s my interview and podcast with Jennifer via The Climate Torch from Entrepreneurs for Impact.

24 juicy pages of climate investments from Nomura Greentech.

For thousands of you, this is likely to be your dose of delight for the day, your cold hefeweizen on a warm day in Berlin, your perfect matcha at an ancient Kyoto teahouse, your cold plunge on a crisp morning in Aspen.

Their PDF highlights corporate M&A, VC and private equity, SPACs, and project finance in the worlds of sustainable investing. Plus they dissect momentum in all subsectors of cleantech — e.g., stock prices as a percent of 52-week highs, EBITDA multiples, etc.

Click here for the full February report.

Almost everything is unimportant, except for these few things.

From the book Essentialism by Greg McKeown

If you this resonates with you, consider making a “not to do” list for this week, this quarter, or this year, so that you can double down on a much shorter list of priorities that move the needle.

And as you decide what you’ll stop doing, consider the Latin root of the word “decide”— cis or cid — which means to “cut” or “kill.” This is not the time to be Mr. Nice Guy or Gal. Get out that chisel and destroy the excess.

“Most of what exists in the universe — our action, and all other forces, resources, and ideas — has little value and yields little result; on the other hand, a few things work fantastically well and have tremendous impact.”

- Richard Koch

“Warren Buffet has famously said, ‘Our investment philosophy borders on lethargy.’ In The Tao of Warren Buffett, Mary Buffett and David Clark explain: ‘Warren decided early in his career it would be impossible for him to make hundreds of right investment decisions, so he decided that he would invest only in the businesses that he was absolutely sure of, and then bet heavily on them. He owes 90% of his wealth to just ten investments. sometimes what you don’t do is just as important as what you do.’”

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