Program speakers


Carl Prins

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

With previous positions including CFO to one of Europe’s top 25 hedge funds, Co-Founder and CEO of energy technology company Handled, and CFO at Reinventure, Carl Prins’ unique background spanning funds management, technology and energy markets uniquely places him to lead Pathzero on its mission to accelerate the decarbonisation of the global economy.

Growing up in an off-grid home in South Africa, Carl has always had a personal passion for climate change. As he pursued a professional career in finance, he realised that global capital markets have the power to make a radical impact on decarbonisation by directing investment towards low-carbon organisations. However, this positive influence was not being utilised, mainly due to the lack of a standardised approach to implementing carbon accounting standards, combined with poor transparency around emissions data relating to their investments. Seeing the opportunity to combine accounting knowledge with the power of technology, Carl founded Pathzero to organise this information and make it accessible through a SaaS-based platform, so that businesses around the world can make an impact on our race to zero emissions.