Investment in an Age Where Climate is Disrupting the Planet, Paul Ark

2023 was the hottest year on record in terms of temperature. ESG, sustainability, clean tech / green tech and corporate responsibility have been hot topics. Are we at war with climate? The latest podcast from The Futurists team.

This week we feature Brett King’s recent sit down in Bangkok, Thailand with former banker, fintech investor and now venture capitalist, Paul Ark, with The Radical Fund, an early-stage VC fund investing in founders who are delivering climate resilience for Southeast Asia. Where are investment dollars going? Climate mitigation (how to prevent the world from getting warmer) and climate adaptation (dealing with a warmer world) and what it means for infrastructure resilience and food insecurity, to name some areas of concern, are top of mind.

Climate is a complex systemic issue and requires a buffet of technologies to address, improve and help us reclaim our environment. It’s an enlightening conversation with The Futurists!

Paul Ark interviewed

The Radical Fund

We are an early-stage VC fund investing in founders who are delivering climate resilience for Southeast Asia. Our portfolio of adaptation and mitigation ventures enables an inclusive climate transition to a sustainable future.

Paul Ark / Polapat Arkkrapridi

Finance, strategy, technology, and business development professional with over 25 years of on-the-ground management and deal experience across Asia, with tenures in Silicon Valley and on Wall Street. Active venture capitalist and angel investor with a strong focus on ESG, climate, gender diversity, impact and sustainability. Passionate advocate for girls education and female empowerment. Conducting doctoral research on the root causes of gender funding gaps in startup and venture capital ecosystems in Southeast Asia, with a focus on human cognitive biases and systemic barriers from within the VC industry.

Brett King

Co-Host, Founder, Speaker

Brett King is a futurist, an Amazon bestselling author, an award-winning speaker, hosts a globally recognized radio show, is the Founder of the first mobile, neo-bank globally Moven, and in his spare time enjoys flying as an IFR pilot, scuba diving, motor racing, gaming and Sci-Fi. He advised the Obama administration on the Future of Banking, President Xi had his book on his bookshelf, and he has spoken on the future in 50 countries in just the last few years.

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