Billy Parish

Speaker


Billy Parish

Renowned Social Entrepreneur and Youth Organizer

Billy Parish is the founder and president of Mosaic, an online platform which connects investors to high quality solar projects. Their mission is to open up clean energy investing and fundamentally change the way energy is financed. Believing that people can have meaningful careers AND financial autonomy, Parish shares the wisdom outlined in his book (co-authored with Dev Ajula) Making Good: Finding Meaning, Money, and Community in a Changing World to show others how they can find and create jobs that bring both satisfaction and a pay cheque.

In 2002, Parish co-founded and grew the Energy Action Coalition into the largest youth organization in the world focused on clean energy and climate solutions.

He developed a proposal to create a Clean Energy Corps to produce 5 million green jobs, which shaped the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the largest green investment in US history.

He has been honored as a Rolling Stone magazine “Climate Hero,” an Utne Reader “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” and was elected as a Fellow by Ashoka, the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs.


NEW: Making Good: Finding Meaning, Money, and Community in a Changing World

As a social entrepreneur, Billy Parish believes that today’s generation can have both meaningful careers AND financial autonomy. Parish shares the wisdom outlined in his book (co-authored with Dev Ajula) Making Good: Finding Meaning, Money, and Community in a Changing World to show others how they can find and create jobs that support the environment and local communities.

Engaging and Inspiring Youth

Drawing on lessons from running the Energy Action Coalition, and statistics from relevant polling and market research on youth attitudes, Billy Parish explains what young people care about and how to get them involved in your organization.

The Future of the Environmental Movement

The climate crisis is unlike any issue the world has ever faced. The transition to a green economy will require a rapid and vast mobilization of resources from the public, private, and civic sectors, which will in turn require a set of strategies and a level of ambition that are still not widely discussed. Billy Parish summarizes the latest science, explores the political and movement landscape, and lays out the kinds of strategies that will lead to the emissions reductions our planet needs.