• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Jonathan Silver

Apollo Global Management Global Climate Council

Senior Advisor & Chair

Mr. Silver is one of the country’s leading cleantech investors and advisors. He currently chairs the Global Climate Council at Apollo Global Management, helping guide up to $100 billion in sustainability-related transactions. Earlier, he was a Senior Advisor at Guggenheim Partners, a global investment and advisory services firm, working with clean economy clients, and Managing Partner of Tax Equity Advisors, an investor in solar power. Mr. Silver is on the boards of National Grid, a Global Fortune 500 energy company, and Plug Power, the largest publicly traded pure play in hydrogen. He also serves on private cleantech boards. Mr. Silver led the U.S. government’s $40 billion clean energy investment fund and its’ $20 billion automotive technology fund during the Obama Administration, providing financing for solar, wind, geothermal, biofuels, fossil, nuclear and advanced automotive technology projects. Silver was Chief Operating Officer of Tiger Management, one of the country’s largest hedge funds, and founded venture capital firm Core Capital Partners. He began his career at McKinsey and Company. He has served as a senior official in three U.S. Cabinets: Energy, Commerce and Interior and as an advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury. He is on the board of Resources for the Future and previously served as Chairman of the board of American Forests. An honors graduate of Harvard University, Mr. Silver did graduate work at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris and the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva while on Fulbright and Rotary Graduate Fellowships.

Sessions With Jonathan Silver

Thursday, 9 March

  • 10:00am - 10:30am (CST) / 09/mar/2023 04:00 pm - 09/mar/2023 04:30 pm

    Solving Climate Change: Next trillion-dollar business?

    Climate change is one of the biggest challenges faced by humanity. Naturally solving the biggest problem known to humanity should also reward innovators and entrepreneurs. We have already seen companies like Tesla catapult to the list of world biggest companies in a decade. What other ideas could turn into trillion-dollar companies? What private sector opportunities exist to meet the climate change challenge, including new technologies, innovations and markets.