Episode 14 / Jonathan Maxwell

Cheaper, Cleaner, More Reliable

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About our Guest /

How much energy are data centres using worldwide? Why have lamps been a massive infrastructure revolution? From food waste in olive production in Spain to air pollution, Michael welcomes Jonathan Maxwell into his home for Cleaning Up’s 14th episode!


Jonathan Maxwell is the CEO of Sustainable Development Capital (SDCL), an investment firm that set up the UK’s first listed investment trust investing exclusively in energy efficiency - Sustainable Energy Efficiency Income Trust (SEEIT). Jonathan chairs the Trust’s Investment Committee.


Jonathan has over two decades of experience in the financial sector – he spent early days of his career at HSBC Infrastructure and led the IPO process of HICL Infrastructure Company (formerly HSBC Infrastructure Company) – one of the biggest infrastructure funds listed on the London Stock Exchange.


In 2007 he founded Sustainable Development Capital (SDCL), a boutique investment firm specializing in clean energy, energy efficiency and decentralised energy infrastructure projects. He has led the company ever since as the CEO.


Jonathan holds a degree in Modern History from Oxford University.


Premiered / October 21, 2020   


Guest Links / 

  • Build Back Better: How utilities can get their own estates in order (27 July 2020): Click here

  • Be efficient, cool and smart: tackling climate change in a post-COVID world (15 June 2020): Click here

  • What impact will lower oil prices have on clean energy? (27 May 2020): Click here

  • An introduction to SDCL with CEO, Jonathan Maxwell (20 April 2020): Click here

  • Jonathan’s interview with Proactive Investor (8 March 2019): Click here

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