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Jigar Shah and Willett Kempton
President & Co-Founder, Generate Capital; Founder, SunEdison, author of "Creating Climate Wealth"
Jigar Shah is the President and Co-Founder of Generate Capital. Jigar founded SunEdison (NASDAQ: SUNE), where serving as it first CEO where he pioneered “no money down solar” and unlocked a multi-billion-dollar solar market, creating the largest solar services company worldwide. He is the author of Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy. After SunEdison, Jigar served as the founding CEO of the Carbon War Room, a global non-profit founded by Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Unite to help entrepreneurs address climate change.
Generate Capital, the Carbon War Room and SunEdison all follow from Jigar’s vision that business model innovation will have an outsized impact on bringing about the next productivity revolution – resource efficiency. Jigar is committed to helping entrepreneurs and large companies alike implement resource efficiency solutions using “no money down” project finance models.
Jigar holds an MBA from The University of Maryland and BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He sits on the boards of sPower and the Rocky Mountain Institute.