EVBox Group Partners with Climate Action for North American Sustainable Investment Forum ahead of United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26)

EVBox Group, a leading provider of flexible and scalable electric vehicle charging infrastructure, will take part in the September event, dedicated to mobilizing socially responsible investments toward a net-zero emissions world

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., August 25, 2021 — EVBox is set to headline the upcoming Sustainable Investment Forum North America, hosted by Climate Action and alongside Climate Week NYC this September. In partnership with the UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), the four-part virtual event will bring together forward-thinking businesses and organizations in a conversation leading up to this November’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow. EVBox is the official partner of Climate Action, a global network consisting of over 1,300 environmental non-governmental organizations across more than 130 countries. 

The Sustainable Investment Forum will be held September 21, 23, 28 and 30 and is free to attend with registration. Over 2,000 asset owners and investment managers, institutional investors, pension funds, banks, development banks, policymakers, think tanks and NGOs are expected to attend to continue to build the momentum for sustainable finance and responsible investment. 

EVBox partners with the North America Sustainable Investment Forum
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EVBox partners with the North America Sustainable Investment Forum

Alongside leading North American finance and sustainability organizations, EVBox Group will participate in several discussions focused on electric vehicles and EV infrastructure investment.

Hugo Pereira, EVBox Group’s chief growth officer, will join as keynote speaker on September 23 at 9:00 a.m. ET and will discuss how the climate crisis can lead to a historic investment opportunity in electric vehicles and in the electric vehicle infrastructure needed to charge those cars and trucks and integrate with the electric grid.

Bram Poeth, EVBox Group’s chief commercial officer, is the featured guest for the Climate Leader Insight discussion on September 21 at 12:15 p.m. ET, which includes a 10-minute presentation on specific EV investment opportunities for companies and organizations. This will be followed by a live Q&A session with forum chair and veteran journalist Mark Barton.

Megha Lakhchaura, director of policy and utility programs, EVBox North America, will join a panel debate on sustainable infrastructure investment on September 28 at 12:25 p.m. ET. She will share her thoughts on the role of policy to catalyze EV adoption and the buildout of the public charging infrastructure.

Other key speakers at this year’s forum include:

  • Chris Faint, Head of Department, Climate & Small Mutuals, Division Bank of England.
  • Megan Starr, Global Head of Impact, The Carlyle Group. 
  • Professor Vikram S. Gandhi, Harvard Business School.
  • Kentaro Kawamori, Co-founder and CEO, Persefoni.
  • David Carlin, TCFD Program Lead, UNEP FI.
  • Marc-André Blanchard, Executive Vice-President & Head, CDPQ Global.
  • Magnus Billing, CEO, Alecta.
  • Anne Simpson, Chair (Climate Action 100+) & Managing Investment Director for Board. Governance & Sustainability, California Public Employees' Retirement System.
  • Paul Shantic, Director, Inflation Sensitive, CalSTRS.

We are on the cusp of a complete revolution in mobility — from how we power our vehicles to how we drive and how we connect and move around our cities. We’re excited to share our international experience with over 250,000 charging ports deployed in more than 70 countries. And we’re honored to contribute to this conversation on accelerating the transition to electric mobility and a net-zero economy. Hugo Pereira (Chief Growth Officer, EVBox Group)

Climate Action is delighted to welcome EVBox Group as a partner in the upcoming Sustainable Investment Forum. As a leading global player in the drive toward the electrification of transportation, EVBox brings a unique perspective on how the transition to a net-zero economy by 2050 represents an unprecedented opportunity for investment, particularly in electric vehicle infrastructure.'' Nick Henry (Founder and CEO, Climate Action)

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About Climate Action

Founded in 2007, Climate Action’s mission is to accelerate the transition to a global green economy in order to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement and align with the SDGs. They do this through a series of high impact forums, virtual events and digital media platforms that facilitate tangible dialogue and partnerships between public and private sector partners, policy makers and investors. 

About EVBox Group

Founded in 2010, EVBox Group empowers forward-thinking businesses to build a sustainable future by providing flexible and scalable electric vehicle charging solutions. With its extensive portfolio of commercial and ultra-fast EVBox charging stations, as well as scalable charging management software engineered by Everon, EVBox Group ensures that electric mobility is accessible to everyone.

EVBox Group is a leader in R&D, with facilities across Europe and North America developing groundbreaking electric vehicle charging technology. With offices across the globe, including Amsterdam, Bordeaux, Munich, and Chicago, and strong foundations in dozens of markets, EVBox Group is working to shape a sustainable future of transportation.

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