IT'S BETTER TO BE A PIRATE THAN JOIN THE NAVY
WHO AM I
A Canadian native, I left home at 13 for school in Beijing, and never really stopped moving. Always a bit of a black sheep, my Mom tells me I was a holy terror, my Dad's nickname for me was Charlie Nuisance, and my primary school Principal told my parents I'd either end up a multimillionaire, or in jail. So far, I have yet to accomplish either, but I've heard that Richard Branson was also decreed the same fate, so here's to hoping I follow him!
Now I am the CEO and Co-Founder of Reneum, a green energy DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization - for those non-crypto greeks) to fund climate initiatives, starting with the energy transition.
What that means in fewer buzzwords is that we issue tokens to climate projects that represent their environmental benefit, as a form of green value, which they can monetize for an additional revenue stream. This makes climate projects more profitable or helps them seek seed funding, in turn, incentivizing new development and attracting new market entrants. Buyers then purchase these tokens for climate action, ESG commitments of government mandates, and receive a collective 'verified green' NFT to represent their membership to the climate community and act as their 'proof-of-commitment'. Check out Reneum here!
Formerly I headed up environmental markets for an APAC-focused renewable energy investment fund called Sindicatum, specifically managing Southeast Asian green finance.
I also advise the UNDP’s ASEAN think-tank, helping to identify disruptive and scalable sustainability startups to be used as blueprints for other developing economies, and advise for a psychedelic psychotherapy platform called Nana.
“if somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes - then learn how to do it later” - Richard Branson