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‘Fearless Girl’ appears at EIT Climate-KIC’s Climate Innovation Summit

‘Fearless Girl’ appears at EIT Climate-KIC’s Climate Innovation Summit

“The statue’s appearance at Climate-KIC’s proprietary conference also reflects the organisation’s commitment to female empowerment. In fact, the Climate Innovation Summit was opened by not one—but three women: Sandrine Dixon-Decleve, Co-President, Club of Rome, Kirsten Dunlop, CEO, Climate-KIC and Mariana Mazzucato, Professor, UCL and Founder/Director, Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose.” more

Mission-led finance: New ideas in European policymaking

Mission-led finance: New ideas in European policymaking

“Policymakers need to shift focus from filling investment gaps to creating new trajectories for ambitious low-carbon innovation, says Mariana Mazzucato. A missions-led approach should be at the heart of efforts align the economy with climate and sustainability goals, she tells Environmental Finance.” more

Revolución alimentada por el Estado

Revolución alimentada por el Estado

Mazzucato’s article on why US public agency ARPA-E has beaten the private sector to a key breakthrough in battery technology, which originally appeared on Project Syndicate. more

What we need to get a real green revolution

What we need to get a real green revolution

All eyes are on the negotiations at COP21, the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, in Paris. President Obama’s opening remarks and the recent announcement by Bill Gates and other private investors of a new fund for new green technology could be seen as encouraging signs. But do policy-makers now have the courage to realise that to truly transform economies in a green direction the state must actively tilt the playing field?
We cannot rely on the private sector to bring about the kind of radical reshaping of the economy that is required. As Bill Gates recently acknowledged, only the state can provide the kind of patient finance required to make a decisive shift. In this, the hoped for green revolution must learn the lessons of the IT revolution: it will require not only massive more