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Building a Career at the Intersection of Climate & Finance

Craig Zelizer

September 2, 2022

PCDN is pleased to announce our next  Social Change Career Podcast Livestream.  Please also check out the 100 + episodes of our podcast featuring leading innovators in diverse sectors from around the globe.

This session is supported by the -funded master’s degree or certificate in peace and development studies. 

In our upcoming session, learn from Dimitry Gershenson, co-founder & CEO of Enduring Planet on Building a Career at the Intersection of Climate & Finance.

In this session Dimitry will share key tips for finance and non-finance people who strive to work at the intersection of finance, planet and impact. This is an area of tremendous growth as there is a desperate need to not only move capital out of destructive industries and investing, but also to radically scale investments in companies that are building services and products that are advancing a more sustainable world.

Dimitry will discuss lessons from his career, what skills are needed to work in this area (as well as potential roles for non-finance people), and tips for upskilling. 


Dimitry Gershenson is the co-founder and CEO of Enduring Planet. Dimitry has worked in climate and impact investing for over a decade, partnering with, and investing in startups, funds, and non-profits across the US, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. 

Prior to Enduring Planet, Dimitry led M&A and served as COO for Rango Wireless, an Enduring Ventures portfolio company. Before that, Dimitry built Meta’s Energy Access program, a $15M+ investing initiative that enabled energy access for 3M people and unlocked nearly $500M in additional capital in underserved markets like Kenya and India. While at Meta, Dimitry also led the development of multiple predictive ML products in the cleantech space and built corporate accelerator programs for impact startups in India and Puerto Rico. 

Dimitry has an MS in Energy and Resources from UC Berkeley and a BS in Natural Resource Management from Rutgers University. He lives in Portland,OR with his wife, 4 y/o daughter, and bird.

How do I attend: The Social Change Career Podcast livestream can be watched on  Linkedin & Youtube or Twitter. The recording will be also uploaded to our Youtube Channel and converted to an episode of the Social Change Career Podcast.

When: The session will be streamed on our channels September 7 at 1 pm EST.

Why is PCDN doing this? We are deeply committed to helping social impact professionals and students around the world find their path to impact careers. We only have one planet and one life, and our goal is to help as many people put impact & changemaking at the heart of their work across diverse sectors.

For those who want much greater support, access to the world’s best experts, more interactive sessions, networking events & workshops over 350 opportunities per month (fellowships, jobs, funding, socent +startup, training and more) + tons of members only benefits please visit the PCDN Career Campus.

Format: The career chats features short interviews led by the PCDN leadership team with our guests and there is usually time for questions from the audience. 

Check out the Rotary Peace Fellowship

This session is supported by the Every year, 130 individuals are selected to receive a generous award from The Rotary Foundation that funds tuition, living expenses, international field experience, and research/conference opportunities at one of the Rotary Peace Centers, located within eight leading universities around the world.


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