Reuters Plus teamed up with DS Virgin Racing to produce the first-ever U.S. Innovation Summit ahead of the Formula-E race in Brooklyn, New York on Friday, July 14th.
The summit featured sessions from the Rocky Mountain Institute, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, AB InBev and a panel featuring Richard Branson in conversation with Andrew N Liveris (Chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company), Terry Tamminen (CEO of the Leonardo Di Caprio Foundation), and Dr Jennifer Holmgren (CEO of Lanzatech).
Moderated by Reuters Broadcast Solutions Anchor Andrew Wilson, the panel discussed how companies can positively influence people’s lives and save the planet – with Sir Richard arguing that entrepreneurs and global business leaders are not handcuffed by the same restraints as governments.
He added that the advancements in clean energy over the last 15-years were amazing and would lead to more profits for companies whilst creating a more sustainable future, saying, “we may one day have batteries that can power a plane across the Atlantic.”
“We may one day have batteries that can power a plane across the Atlantic.”