Sustainable Aviation: Getting to Carbon Neutral

Robin Riedel and Ron Levin discuss the road to sustainable aviation

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In this video, Ron Levin of The Yard Ventures (AV’s fund for the Harvard community) is joined by sustainable aviation expert Robin Riedel to discuss the road to improving the environmental impacts of air transportation. Robin is a Partner at McKinsey & Company and an MIT alum.

The main topics covered, include:

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    Biofuels
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    Operational efficiencies
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    Aeronautics
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    Costs
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    Investment opportunities within the space
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Ron Levin
Ron Levin
Partner, The Yard Ventures

Ron has spent his career in a variety of entrepreneurial, leadership, and business development roles. He has been an angel investor and advisor to over a dozen technology startups. Ron was co-founder and CEO of Barcelona-based TravelPerk, a venture capital-backed travel management platform that is ranked as one of the world’s fastest-growing SaaS companies as well as one of the most popular business travel booking tools in the market. Prior to TravelPerk, Ron started the B2B division of Booking.com and before that was a consultant with McKinsey & Co. Ron began his career at Lycos, one of the web’s pioneer search engine and web portals. He has lived in four European cities and traveled for business and pleasure to over 130 countries on six continents. Ron graduated from Babson College and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Robin Riedel
Robin Riedel
Partner, McKinsey & Company

Robin co-leads the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility and its work in mobility disrupters in the Americas and is a global leader of the Disruptive Aerospace sector within McKinsey’s Aerospace & Defense Practice. His work focuses on innovative topics in the aviation industry, including advanced air mobility, unmanned aerial systems, sustainable aviation, and super or hypersonic flight. This covers the entire value chain, which includes operators, aircraft manufacturers, part-and-service providers, airports, ground handlers, training organizations, regulators, and investors. Before joining McKinsey, Robin held department leadership roles in both the commercial and operations branches of a major airline. He is also a certified commercial airline pilot. Ron earned an MS in aeronautics and astronautics and BS in aerospace engineering from MIT.

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