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Founder Speaker Series: Jigar Shah of Generate Capital
About this Event
Jigar Shah is a leader in renewable energy infrastructure and finance. Hear his story and learn about how he views the incipient trends facing our industry as we enter the energy transition. Jigar will be interviewed by Greentown CEO, Emily Reichert, followed by audience Q&A.
Jigar Shah is the President and Co-founder of Generate Capital, the leading investment and operating platform for sustainable infrastructure. Founded in 2014, Generate Capital is the only “one-stop-shop” for pioneers leading the Resource Revolution. Prior to Generate, as the Founder and CEO of SunEdison (NASDAQ: SUNE), Shah pioneered “no money down solar”, which unlocked a multi-billion-dollar solar market and became the largest solar services company worldwide before its acquisition by MEMC. Shah is the author of Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy. After SunEdison, Shah served as the founding CEO of the Carbon War Room, a global non-profit founded by Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Unite to help entrepreneurs address climate change.Shah’s decades of experience in renewable energy consistently show that business model innovation and entrepreneurship are two of the keys to proving that sustainability pays.
Shah holds an M.B.A. from The University of Maryland and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.