The new energy ecosystem – generation, storage & efficiency webinar

Published on 20 October 2020

The new energy ecosystem - generation, storage & efficiency

Wednesday 18th November 2pm-3pm

About the seminar

Edison is hosting a seminar on the new energy ecosystem. This seminar will showcase three listed investment companies that span the key components of tomorrow's sustainable energy infrastructure. The format will be short presentations followed by Q&A via Zoom. Reserve your place here

This is an invitation-only event. Edison reserves the right to decline requests to attend from people not directly invited.


  • 14:00 - Introduction - Dan Gardiner, Director Clean Tech
  • 14:10 - JLEN Environmental Assets Group
  • 14:20 - Gresham House Energy Storage Fund
  • 14:30 - SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust
  • 14:40 - Q&A
  • 15:00 - Close
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Speaking at the seminar

Dan Gardiner, Director Clean Tech

Dan GardinerDan has over 15 years of equity research covering technology and telecoms at Deutsche, Seymour Pierce and Teathers. Most recently he was at Arete where he focused on global semiconductor businesses. He recently completed a masters in Environment Technology at Imperial Innovation and along with writing TMT research, Dan will be looking to build an Environmental Technology domain at Edison.

Chris Holmes, JLEN Environmental Assets Group

Charlie-Thomas-Jupiter-Asset-ManagementChris joined Foresight in 2019 as a Partner in the London office with a co-lead responsibility to the JLEN fund. He has over 22 years’ experience in infrastructure including PPPs, economic infrastructure and renewables. Prior to joining Foresight, Chris worked at John Laing Capital Management as a Director where he co-led the investment advisory services for JLEN. Before joining JLCM, Chris was a Managing Director and Head of Waste & Bioenergy team at the Green Investment Group (formerly the UK Green Investment Bank plc) for 4 years. During his time at Green Investment Group, Chris was responsible for over £0.5 billion of investment across 18 assets in the waste and biomass sectors.In addition, Chris was Head of Capital Markets in the Infrastructure and Renewables team at NIBC, also with responsibility for UK debt origination and advisory within these sectors. Chris was was with NIBC for over 12 years, working on a number of waste and bioenergy transactions. Chris has a BA in Business Economics from the University of Durham.

Ben Guest, Gresham House Energy Storage Fund

Ben Guest, Gresham HouseBen started his fund management career at Lazard Asset Management, before co-founding Cantillon Capital Management in 2003. In April 2007 he founded Hazel Capital (now Gresham House New Energy), subsequently serving as Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer. With over 25 years of investment experience, Ben’s expertise spans the investment spectrum, across infrastructure, public equities and venture capital. He is responsible for the origination and execution of investment opportunities at Gresham House, alongside ongoing portfolio management. Ben currently serves as a director of over 40 companies and until recently was the non-executive chairman of Oxis Energy, a UK-based advanced battery company. He holds a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London.

Jonathan Maxwell, SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust

Jonathan, SDCLJonathan is founder and CEO of SDCL. He has 25 years’ experience in international finance, infrastructure and private equity and has overall responsibility for SDCL’s investment activities. He is chair of the Investment Committee for SEEIT. Since establishing SDCL in London in 2007, the group now operates across the UK, Europe, North America and Asia and has launched energy efficiency project investment funds in the UK, Ireland, Singapore and New York. He has advised and invested on behalf of a number of national governments as well as a wide range of institutional investors. Since 2012, SDCL has launched a number of innovative investment vehicles including the London Stock Exchange listed SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust plc. Prior to establishing SDCL, Jonathan was at HSBC Infrastructure and managed the IPO of the HSBC Infrastructure Company, the first Main Market, London Stock Exchange listed infrastructure fund, which now has an enterprise value of over £3 billion. Jonathan has a degree in Modern History from Oxford University.