Jigar Shah

Jigar Shah

Co-founder, Generate Capital

Jigar Shah is the co-founder and President of Generate Capital. He is author of Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy, 2013 Icosa Publishing. The book talks about the prominent role of business model innovation, more than new technology, in attracting mainstream capital and unlocking transformational change. In the book, the author pictures reaching our 2020 climate change goals as means to create the next economy with the equivalent of 100,000 companies worldwide, each generating $100 million in sales. Jigar serves as a board member of the Carbon War Room, a global organization he previously served as CEO. He has become an outspoken advocate to end all energy subsidies, including those for renewable energy, to ‘create a level playing field’; In 2013, Jigar served as a mentor for Unreasonable at Sea, a technology business accelerator for social entrepreneurs seeking to scale their ventures in international markets. Founded by Unreasonable Group, Semester at Sea, and Stanford’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. Jigar writes for Unreasonable Group’s venture UNREASONABLE.is, a hub for social entrepreneurs. Jigar holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and an MBA from the University of Maryland.