Climate change is one of our generation’s most imminent challenges.
It’s time to mobilize all of our economy’s solutions and our consumers towards decarbonizing our planet and ensuring we have a tomorrow for our future generations.
As we grapple with a staggering increase in extreme weather disasters both nationally and globally, see an international push for collaboration towards net-zero emissions targets, and realize technology breakthroughs that could be mobilized for positive climate change, it’s all hands on deck -- philanthropic and policy solutions can only solve part of the problem.
When looking at ways to provide catalytic capital to commercially-viable companies and solutions, venture capital pops as an effective start. Able to fund and aid in developing solutions across a variety of sectors -- from transportation, mobility, and energy, to real estate and the built environment, to agriculture and our food systems -- venture capital funds can evaluate the economic viability of seed- to growth-stage companies, while forcing an impact lens in the form of climate adaptation and mitigation.
Climate investing, and particularly in clean- or climate-tech solutions, has been turbocharged over the past few years. By midway through 2021, global investors had already closed as many climate-focused funds as were raised during the previous five years. The enthusiasm we’ve seen recently for climate-related investments represents a turning point in an investment thesis that was considered by many early skeptics to be just a fringe strategy.
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Our Climate Investing portfolio includes primarily U.S.-based venture capital firms that support early-stage founders and entrepreneurs looking to scale climate solutions and boost positive climate action. Our work focuses on finding commercially-viable, equitable, and tech-enabled solutions to our world’s climate crisis.