Welcome to the "Raise Green" Podcast

The “Raise Green” podcast explores the climate crises through the minds of local leaders and global experts. Short, accessible conversations explore new ways of working together via personal stories about creating a healthy, just, and sustainable future.

As economic disparity, environmental degradation, and social injustices continue emerging as defining issues of the 21st century, we need solutions that scale faster than the pace of the problems. These conversations ask how. Welcome to "Raise Green” with Franz Hochstrasser and Matt Moroney.

Episode 19

Financing Social Change through Green Infrastructure

The Raise Green Podcast features Antony Bugg-Levine, the CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, one of the nation’s leading Community Development Finance Institutions, and Donnel Baird, the Founder & CEO of BlocPower, a Brooklyn-based energy technology startup rapidly greening American cities. This week, they spoke with Franz to discuss green infrastructure, community resilience, and financing social change.

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Episode 20

Solar-powered Community Resilience feat. Lynn Heller of the Climate Access Fund 

23 Mar 2022

Episode 19

Financing Social Change through Green Infrastructure feat. Donnel Baird, CEO & Founder of BlocPower, & Anthony Bugg-Levine, CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund

15 Feb 2022

Episode 18

Forging Environmental Justice Through Crowdfunding feat. Elizabeth Carter, Esq., Regulation Crowdfunding Lawyer

2 Feb 2022

Episode 17

The Expanding Role of Solar feat. Wyldon Fishman

12 Jan 2022

Episode 16

Interconnection, Justice, and Restoration feat. Rob Greenfield , Social and Environmental Activist

4 Jan 2022

Episode 15

Paving the Future of Finance featuring Bryan Garcia and Bert Hunter of the Connecticut Green Bank

Dec 2021

Episode 14

Clean Energy, COP26, and Cutting Through Corporate Crap featuring David Roberts

Dec 2021

Episode 13

At the Intersection of Art, Advocacy, and Environmental Racism featuring Lyla June

Nov 2021

Episode 12

Transforming Commercial Solar with Inclusive Finance featuring Shingi Samudzi of Lumen Energy

Oct 2021

Episode 11

Lending for Energy Efficiency Improvements featuring Peter Krajsa and Matthew Brown of the National Energy Improvement Fund

Oct 2021

Episode 10

Deployable Solar, Microgrids, and Energy Resilience featuring Chaz Peling of SolSolutions

Oct 2021

Episode 9

Base Load Renewables, Sustainable Design, and Circular Economy featuring Rick Sellers

Jul 2021

Episode 8

Ending Water Poverty in the Developing World featuring Elizabeth Clandos of Ola Filter

Jun 2021

Episode 7

Philanthropy, Capital Markets, and Environmental Justice featuring Margot Brandenburg

Apr 2021

Episode 6

Art as a Medium for Expression and Impact featuring DJ CAVEM

Apr 2021

Episode 5

The Future of Finance featuring John Clippinger

Nov 2020

Episode 4

The Rise of Impact Investing featuring Joel Solomon

Oct 2020

Episode 3 (Part 2)

Climate Agreements and Negotiations featuring Sue Binaz

Sep 2020

Episode 2 (Part 1)

Climate Agreements and Negotiations featuring Sue Binaz

Sep 2020

Episode 1

Systems Transformation, Circular Economy, and Sustainable Design featuring Eva Gladek

Aug 2020