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Climate Capitalism: Book talk

Join YSE's Climate Learning Community for a discussion with Akshat Rathi about his new book, Climate Capitalism. The first 20 registrants will receive a free copy of the book thanks to funding from the Yale Center for Business and the Environment.

More about Akshat:
Akshat Rathi is a London-based, award-winning senior reporter for Bloomberg News. His first book, Climate Capitalism: Winning the Global Race to Zero Emissions, has been named one of the best books of the year by The Times and The Economic Times. He has also edited a book of essays from young climate leaders.

Akshat has a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Oxford, and a BTech in chemical engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai.

Previously, Akshat was a senior reporter at Quartz and a science editor at The Conversation. His work has been cited widely, including in New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and The Guardian. He has won numerous awards for his journalism:
2024: Kalinga Literary Festival award for the best business book.
2023: Whitman Bassow Award from the Overseas Press Club for the best reporting on international environmental issues, and SABEW Award for explanatory stories.
2022: Two-time Loeb Award finalist for the ESG Mirage and the Methane Menace, Wincott Award for Journalism of the Year and British Journalism Award commendation for investigating ESG ratings, and SABEW Award for international reporting on methane.
2021: British Journalism Award commendation for an investigation of ExxonMobil’s emissions.
2020: Distinguished Alumni Award by the Institute of Chemical Technology.
2018: The Drum’s Online Media Award for Journalist of the Year and John B. Oakes Award finalist for distinguished environmental journalism.

Akshat has won fellowships from Columbia University and City University of New York to enhance his reporting work. He has also served on the advisory panel of the 2019 Cairncross Review on the sustainability of high-quality journalism in the UK.

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