Vijay Vaitheeswaran, the U.S. enterprise editor at The Economist, is the brand new world vitality and local weather innovation editor.
On this new publish, he’ll lead world protection of the vitality and utility industries, the clear vitality transition, local weather improvements and low carbon applied sciences. He can be looking out for altering enterprise fashions, novel financing and enterprise capital approaches and breakthrough improvements that promise to rework hard-to-decarbonize industries.
Vaitheeswaran can even lead protection of America’s bold new local weather and infrastructure proposals, and hold a watchful eye on ESG developments for indicators of extra and greenwashing. He can even host a brand new local weather podcast.
Beforehand, he opened the journal’s Shanghai bureau in 2012 and served as China enterprise editor and bureau chief till mid 2017. He additionally serves as chairman of The Economist Innovation Summit, a provocative sequence of world conferences on innovation.
He joined the editorial employees in 1992 as its London-based Latin America correspondent, and opened the journal’s first regional bureau in Mexico Metropolis. From 1998 to 2006, he lined the politics, economics, enterprise and expertise of vitality and the atmosphere. From 2007 to 2011 his portfolio encompassed innovation, world well being, prescription drugs and biotechnology.