This is the Leadership Journey series on the Choosing Leadership Podcast.

I believe we all have a lot to learn from each other’s stories – of where we started, where we are now, and our successes and struggles on the way. With this series of interviews, my attempt is to give leaders an opportunity to share their stories and for all of us to learn from their generous sharing. If you know a leader whom you would like to see celebrated on the show, please send me a message on LinkedIn with their name.

In this captivating interview, we dive into the world of climate investment with an adventurous entrepreneur who’s been building companies in diverse corners of the globe. 

Discover how growing up as a global citizen shaped their perspective and how it fuels their mission to address climate change. 

Gain valuable insights into the power of a global perspective when tackling today’s climate challenges, and learn how adventure and entrepreneurship intertwine in their career. 

Get ready to explore how they’ve harnessed the roller coaster of entrepreneurship and how they believe that the bigger the climate problem they solve, the greater the value they create – both financially and planetarily. 

Join us in this engaging conversation that promises to inspire and empower leaders facing their own challenges on the path to positive change.


You can find Jacqueline van den Ende at the below links

In the interview, Jacqueline shares

  • “I’m one of the co-founders of Carbon Equity, which is a climate investment platform.”
  • “We’re trying to mobilize private capital at scale to fund the climate solutions we need for a net-zero future.”
  • “Entrepreneurship and adventuring are more or less the same because you go through this roller coaster ride of an experience.”
  • “Having a global perspective is super important when thinking about climate challenges on a global scale.”
  • “The bigger the problem you solve, the more value you create both planetary and financially.”
  • “In your 20s, learn everything, build up your skill base. In your 30s, double down on what you’re particularly good at.”
  • “Build a strong feedback culture in the organization, be super open and transparent with feedback.”
  • “I am much more introverted than people think. I’m very shy.”
  • “I wake up early in the morning around five to have two hours before the day starts to think about things.”
  • “After social events, I really need to gift myself the time to recharge.”