Press Release: Capricorn Investment Group becomes a Lead Supporter of Cleaning Up Podcast & YouTube Series

Published 08 Jun 2022

London/New York/Palo Alto, 8th June 2022 – Capricorn Investment Group, one of the largest mission-aligned investment firms in the world has become a supporter of Cleaning Up – a podcast and YouTube series on leadership in the age of climate change.

During the course of forthcoming seasons Cleaning Up’s host, Michael Liebreich will be inviting members of Capricorn’s extraordinary network of impact investors and entrepreneurs to shine a spotlight on the latest trends in sustainable finance, climate solutions, and technology.

Ion Yadigaroglu, co-founder and partner at Capricorn was Michael’s guest in a special episode of the show, available on all podcast platforms and on YouTube. In the episode, Ion talks about Capricorn’s mission and provides an overview of the firm’s venture investments, which span from space company SpaceX to QuantumScape, working on solid state batteries and include businesses like Redwood Materials (battery recycling), Erthos (solar technology), Joby Aviation (electric vertical take-off and landing aircrafts), Twelve (electrochemistry), and Helion (nuclear fusion).

Link to Cleaning Up / Episode 89 / Ion Yadigaroglu / Capricorn Investment Group


About Capricorn Investment Group (

Capricorn Investment Group, with assets under management of approximately $10 billion, is one of the largest mission-aligned investment firms in the world. For over 20 years, Capricorn have sought to revolutionize how capital is invested to address such urgent challenges as climate change, resource scarcity, and economic inequality. They believe sustainable investment practices can enhance risk-adjusted returns. Using Capricorn’s financial and human capital, they seek to catalyze positive social and environmental outcomes through their Outsourced Chief Investment Officer platform, Sustainable Investors Fund seeding platform and their Technology Impact Funds deep tech venture platform.


About Cleaning Up (

Cleaning Up started in July 2020. Once a week Michael Liebreich has a conversation with a leader in clean energy, mobility, climate finance or sustainable development.  Each episode covers the technical ground on some aspect of the low-carbon transition – but it also delves into the nature of leadership in the climate transition: whether to be optimistic or pessimistic; how to communicate in order to inspire change; personal credos; and so on. Previous Cleaning Up guests include Mark Carney (Founding Co-Chair of GFANZ), Ban Ki moon (former UN Secretary General), Tony Blair (former UK Prime Minister), Teresa Ribera (Spanish deputy PM), Christiana Figueres (former Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC), and Damilola Ogunbiyi (CEO and UN SRSG for Sustainable Energy for All).

Michael is an acknowledged thought leader on clean energy, mobility, technology, climate, sustainability and finance. He is the Chairman and CEO of Liebreich Associates, Co-Managing Partner of EcoPragma Capital LLP, founder and senior contributor to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Visiting Professor at Imperial College Energy Futures Lab, Advisor to the UK Board of Trade, a member of numerous other industry, governmental and multilateral advisory boards, an angel investor and former member of the board of Transport for London.


For more information, contact:

Cleaning Up: Jo Jagger

Capricorn: Julia Mattox