Spring 2022 Yale Energy Justice Speaker Series: Housing and Energy Justice – Donnel Baird, CEO of Bloc Power

Spring 2022 Yale Energy Justice Speaker Series: Housing and Energy Justice – Donnel Baird, CEO of Bloc Power

Event sponsored by Yale Center for Environmental Justice (YCEJ), Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY)
Event time
Monday, March 28, 2022 - 2:30pm
Location
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As part of the Spring 2022 Yale Energy Justice Speaker Series hosted by the Yale Center for Environmental Justice (YCEJ) and the Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY), join us Monday, March 28 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST for a lecture by Donnel Baird, CEO of Bloc Power, titled “Housing and Energy Justice”. Related readings for this talk are available below. Register here: https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CDGme6PBRRCPRhdQ9Py01Q.
 
Donnel Baird is the founder and CEO of BlocPower, and early stage startup that markets, finances, and installs solar and energy efficiency retrofits in churches, synagogues, non-profits, and small businesses in financially underserved neighborhoods. BlocPower connects portfolios of these clean tech installation opportunities to impact investors via an online marketplace. Donnel is an Echoing Green/Open Society Foundation BMA Fellow and the first Entrepreneur in Residence at Jalia Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in for-profits with a social and environmental mission. Donnel spent 7 years as a community and political organizer. He is a graduate of Columbia Business School, where he was a Board of Overseers Fellow and a recipient of investment from the Lang Fund for Entrepreneurial Initiative. 
 
Readings
The Yale Center for Environmental Justice (YCEJ) and the Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY) are joining forces in an effort to raise awareness on energy justice and bring the voices of experts in the field to the public. Join us on Mondays at 2:30 pm EST for this public speaker series exploring the multifaceted and exciting role of justice in the clean energy transition! Register for all or part of the series here: https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CDGme6PBRRCPRhdQ9Py01Q.