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Better Satellite World Podcast: New York Space Business Roundtable - ESG Applications and the Space Industry

In this podcast, New York Space Alliance co-founder Joe Fargnoli and SSPI Director of Development and Innovation Lou Zacharilla moderate a panel session between several expert speakers on the emerging ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) market. As investors come out of COVID they are more engaged on ESG issues than ever before. ESG reporting is haphazard and not uniform nor standardized at present. That leaves self-reporting or buying sustainability services from vendors mostly focused on public companies which are only 10% of the addressable market. For those private companies, there are software vendors trying to make these companies regulatory compliant.

The business opportunity for the space industry is massive. The use of GPS, Lidar and other technologies to measure and verify emissions, to measure Reforestation and Avoided Deforestation (tree planting and tree conservation) as well as agriculture monitoring and measurement need to be done through an ESG lens as investors are now demanding it. This talk, conducted on September 22, focused on the state of this emerging market, which is not $17 or $30 trillion as is bandied about by many members of the financial press, but is more like $100 billion and growing rapidly. Learn more about the event.

Speakers include Jason Rainbow, Senior Staff Writer at Space News; Peter Fusaro, Senior Partner, ESG at Oxford Global Accelerated Ventures; Hoyt Davidson, Founder & Managing Partner at Near Earth LLC.; and Harriet Brettle, Head of Business Analysis at Astroscale and a member of the 2020 20 Under 35 cohort.




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 October 04, 2021