Finance and Funding: Find it (by investor/funder type AND by type of money), Shape It

Finance and Funding: Find it (by investor/funder type AND by type of money), Shape It

15 May 2019, 16:00 - 17:30

Hall 1

Chair: Andrew Smith, Associate, Greenbackers Investment Capital 

Where is the money hiding in a subsidy free world? Tracking renewables investors into the wild
Hamish Duncan, JLL 

Innovative finance solutions
Laura Barlow, Executive Sponsor for Sustainable Energy, RBS 

Asset financing the transition towards a low carbon economy
Leah Waterhouse, Director, Lombard Specialist Sectors 

New clean energy ownership models
Sarah Merrick, CEO & Founder, Ripple Energy 

Freeing our thinking in a subsidy free world
Matthew Clayton, Managing Director, Thrive Renewables 

Building a bankable case in a subsidy free world  
Philip Bazin, Head of Environment Team, UK and Ireland, Triodos Bank NV

Establishing a sounder footing for marine energy
Gareth Davies, Managing Director, Aquatera Ltd

Q&A and panel discussion

Programme subject to change


  • Leah Waterhouse




    Leah Waterhouse works as part of Lombard's Specialist Sector team with her specialism being the funding of renewable energy. She has worked through...

  • Sarah Merrick


    CEO & Founder

    Ripple Energy

    Sarah set up Ripple to make clean energy ownership affordable and accessible for everyone. Ripple is a clean energy ownership platform which will...

  • Gareth Davies


    Managing Director

    Aquatera Ltd

    Gareth is Managing Director of Aquatera and has worked as an environmental consultant for over 20 years. Gareth has trained as a marine biologist,...

  • Dane Wilkins


    Head of Energy & Infrastructure Advisory


    Dane is head of JLL’s Energy & Infrastructure Advisory team at JLL , Dane has over 20 years corporate finance experience in the renewables and clean...

  • Matthew Clayton


    Managing Director

    Thrive Renewables plc

    Matthew has been part of the Thrive Renewables team (formerly part of Triodos Bank) since 2006 and has contributed to 15-fold growth of the company...

  • Philip Bazin


    Head of Environment Team, UK and Ireland

    Triodos Bank UK Limited

    An experienced project and asset finance professional who joined the Bank in 2013 to manage the Environment Team that provides debt finance to...

  • Andrew Smith




    Andrew is Former Head of the Scottish Investment Bank’s £103m Renewable Energy Investment Fund & former Head of Investment for DP Energy - a...

  • Laura Barlow


    Head of Large Corporates & Institutions


    Laura Barlow, Executive Sponsor for Sustainable Energy, NatWest Laura Barlow is a senior executive with over 25 years of experience in business...