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NEW BOOK CREATING CLIMATE WEALTH EXPLAINS HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LARGEST WEALTH CREATION OPPORTUNITY OF OUR TIME
Jigar helps entrepreneurs, investors, and climate enthusiasts discover how to unlock the $10 trillion necessary to solve climate change, through his new book Creating Climate Wealth, Unlocking the New Impact Economy.
Perplexed at the state of involvement both on the business and governmental side to initiate measures and capitalize on current investments, either through subsidies or merely providing an even platform for energy providers. Shah has never been more sure that the technology for cleantech and renewable solutions already exist and that we are not adequately exploiting these opportunities. “Everything that made SunEdison succeed was about business structure and not technology. The technology existed, we simply needed the right business model to get it adapted,” said Shah.
Sectioned out into easy-to-read chapters, Jigar answers the question why “small is beautiful” when it comes to projects of scale. How to understand the rules of mainstream capital investing and the complexities of trying to start a business through impact investing as well how are system of government is failing us through their roles in regulation and subsidy allocation.
Jigar’s thoughtful approach to business and the creation of SunEdison, are proof that there is a relationship between profits and impact. He approaches business the same way he approaches the climate, with great attention to sustainability and value. For Jigar, “it’s never been about money but rather an unshakeable belief in solutions.”
What others are saying:
“Everything Jigar has done proves that profits in energy aren’t just made in dirty fuels. Thanks to entrepreneurs like Jigar, climate change solutions are attracting investors, greener jobs are being created, and industries are saving big money on energy costs.” – Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group
“…Jigar Shah has the courage to see the crisis we face & the vision to come up with a solution. The ideas in this book, if implemented, could prevent the next mass extinction on our planet & create unprecedented wealth for those who pioneer this new phase for our civilization. “ – Deepak Chopra, Author
“With over 10,000 MWs of expensive new diesel engines installed last year in sub-Saharan Africa, this book provides essential insight to how mainstream capital can flow into climate friendlier ways to meet modern electricity needs while making compelling financial returns.” – Strive Masiyiwa, Founder of Econet Wireless & Board Member of The Rockefeller Foundation
“Shah shows that a new massive wealth opportunity is at our fingertips linking sustainability and economic development.” – Carl Pope, CEO of The Sierra Club
About Jigar Shah:
From an unassuming beginning, Jigar Shah became the person who unlocked a multi-billion dollar worldwide solar industry, not with a new technology, but with a business model innovation. This model created SunEdison, the largest solar services company worldwide.
Through SunEdison, Jigar discovered he could make positive change through business and financial model innovation in many industries. After SunEdison was sold in 2009, Jigar was appointed the first CEO of the Carbon War Room — the global organization founded by Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Unite, to help entrepreneurs address climate change. The Carbon War Room, broadened and deepened Jigar’s global knowledge of the myriad of business solutions that will build the next economy.
Today, as CEO of Jigar Shah Consulting, he works with global companies in a multitude of industries to deploy existing clean energy solutions fueled by new business models.
Shah holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and an MBA from The University of Maryland. He sits on the boards of the Carbon War Room, SolarNexus, KMR Infrastructure, and Empower Energies.
When Jigar is not busy exploring new business solutions for electricity, agriculture, building efficiency, clean transportation and other sectors, he can usually be found exploring new foods, new travels, or spending time with his family.
Books can be ordered currently on CreateSpace at www.createspace.com/4242808. To connect with Jigar Shah, please visit the following sites:
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