The Beam Contributor & Interviewees

Carl Brockmeyer

President & General Manager, Leybold North America

Carl Brockmeyer currently leads an ambitious digital transformation initiative for the industrial global player Leybold. An entrepreneur at heart and experienced ROI-driven global leader by trade, he is very familiar with the world of dynamic start-ups and young ventures as well as the needs and demands of established corporations.

Nancy E. Pfund

Founder and Managing Partner, DBL Partners

Nancy E. Pfund is Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Partners, a venture capital firm whose goal is to combine top-tier financial returns with meaningful social, economic and environmental returns in the regions and sectors in which it invests. As a leading player in impact investing, DBL has helped to reveal the power of venture capital to promote social change and environmental improvement, and Ms. Pfund writes and speaks frequently on the field of impact investing.

Lucia Lenci

Communications Officer, ENERGIA

As a journalist, environmental communications expert and social media manager, Lucia enjoys giving a voice to social business projects. She loves getting lost in nature, and she is a strong advocate for gender rights and sustainable projects. Passionate traveller, ocean lover and enthusiastic storyteller, she recently joined the ENERGIA team as Communications Officer.

Holger Kraft

Partner, CMS Hasche Sigle

Holger Kraft is a partner in CMS Hasche Sigle, Germany, and has been nominated as one of the six leading lawyers for energy related M&A and finance transactions by JUVE Handbuch 2018/2019. He has special expertise on M&A transactions in relation to energy projects, in particular in relation to project financed offshore and onshore wind transactions.

Ademola Adesina

CEO of Rensource

“WE Nigerians are affecting our environment directly. All you have to do is look up to the sky and see the dense smog that hovers over Lagos on most days.”

Antje von Broock

Director for Communication and Policy at BUND

“Our common task is to not stop being critical and demanding, and we need to be vocal, show that we are a critical mass with political ideas that need to be acknowledged.”

Robin Chase

Co-Founder of Zipcar

Our actions (or inactions) over the next few years will determine the fate of humanity. Each of us need to look at what we personally can offer up to the transition to a new sustainable economy.