Miklós Veszprémi

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From Concert Pianist to Climate Hero – Miklós Veszprémi

Revolutionizing Agriculture with Regenerative Practices

Miklós Veszprémi is making big things happen in the world of sustainable agriculture. As a Sustainability and M&A Consultant at EY-Parthenon and Project Leader for the Regenerative Agriculture Breadbasket Initiative, he is helping to globally scale regenerative ag.

In this episode, we chat about Miklós atypical career path (concert pianist turned sustainability consultant!) and why food security needs to be a central part of the climate change conversation:

  • From the time he was 5 years old, playing the piano was Miklós’ whole life. He followed his passion to the Royal College of Music in London, after which he toured the world as a concert pianist. However, he always felt a calling to do something more climate-impactful. He decided to do a PhD in music at Yale, a program which allowed him the flexibility to explore other departments. After gaining exposure to subjects like environmental law, climate change policy, and climate change economics, he pursued an MBA. 
  • As an M&A consultant, Miklós feels that his greatest impact is in ensuring that newly acquired or merged companies are set up more sustainably. Companies looking for M&A consulting can maximize value by implementing ESG metrics and insisting on more climate-friendly practices. 
  • Since joining EY-Parthenon, Miklós has been heavily involved in regenerative agriculture initiatives. Currently, agriculture accounts for roughly a quarter of all the world’s carbon emissions. By transitioning to a regenerative system, we can potentially turn those positive emissions into net negative. His work on the Regenerative Agriculture Breadbasket Initiative is helping to ensure food security for our growing population, while reducing climate impacts at the same time.
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