Tuesday 8 February 2022


Mark Carney meets Sebastian Mallaby

UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance; Author and Financial Journalist

The Power Law – How Venture Capital Disrupted the World, in collaboration with How to Academy

The driving force behind Silicon Valley and the digital economy, venture capital has supercharged the 21st century. Mark Carney and Sebastian Mallaby join us with an insider’s guide.

Sebastian Mallaby

Sebastian is the Paul A. Volcker senior fellow for international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). An experienced journalist and public speaker, Mallaby contributes to a variety of publications, including Foreign Affairs, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, and the Financial Times, where he spent two years as a contributing editor. He is the author of five books, most recently The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future.

Mark Carney

Mark is UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance and Vice Chair and Head of ESG at Brookfield Asset Management. Previously he was Governor of the Bank of England (from 2013 to 2020), and before that Governor of the Bank of Canada (from 2008 to 2013). Internationally, Mark was Chair of the Financial Stability Board (from 2011 to 2018), Chaired the Global Economy Meeting and Economic Consultative Committee of the Bank for International Settlements, and was First Vice-Chair of the European Systemic Risk Board. He is a member of the Group of Thirty and the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum.

‘In this fascinating study of venture capitalists, Sebastian Mallaby explains why they invest with the sole purpose of winning the jackpot while the rest of us are advised to invest cautiously. A compelling story of flesh and blood financiers, sprinkled with insights from which all economists could learn.’

Mervyn King, in praise of 'The Power Law'