August 13, 2021

Carbon, Climate, and Energy- The Challenge and Opportunity for the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Region

Presenter slides can be downloaded here.


  • The use of impact investment to meet carbon reduction goals and specific opportunities for the Great Lakes St. Lawrence region in overcoming emission goal obstacles.
  • Discussion of climate risk and motivations for governments and corporations to evaluate their risk and ways that impact investing projects can reduce this risk.
  • DTE Energy’s emissions reduction goals and how green bonds and other innovative financing are helping reach those goals. 


• Ms. Liesl Clark, Director, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE)


• Mr. Sanjiv Sinha, Chief Sustainability Officer, ECT

• Mr. Paul Herman, CEO, HIP Investor

• Mr. Shawn Patterson, VP of Environmental Management and Safety, DTE Energy