Climate Venture Capital Fund’s latest investment in NovoLabs, a visionary water treatment start-up with a mission to transform the way we disinfect wastewater, making it more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Can an impact fund be impactful without scale? – How sustainable finance taxonomies will make scale a matter of time
In a recent visit to Melbourne, Vincent Heeringa spoke to Dr Jodi York, Chief Impact Officer at Kilara Capital, and also the Chair of CVCF’s Climate Impact Committee. In a wide-ranging interview that’s published in Vincent’s podcast This Climate Business, they discussed the question of scale.
Another month, another milestone. We’ve just published our first Impact Report. It has been quite an effort – not just because it’s our first attempt but because we’ve effectively rewritten the script on VC reporting in New Zealand. When we set out we thought templates or examples must have already been set for our sector. […]
Audacious assertions about blue carbon’s potential to combat climate change are not yet matched by reality
Climate VC Fund was proud this month to announce the successful $4m funding round for Hot Lime Labs, the pioneering New Zealand agri-tech firm revolutionising CO2 capture. The capital raise sparked significant interest from international investors and the New Zealand tech, angel investor, and venture capital community, including significant investment from the Climate Venture Capital […]
By the Climate VC Fund Team It’s easy to get overwhelmed by bad climate news – there’s certainly enough of it. But what about good news – there is some, isn’t there? Indeed so! Here are five things we loved hearing about this month. Actually, six or seven if you look closely. Data from Stats […]
Dr. Jodi York makes the case that organisations should use this opportunity to improve their impact management and decision-making to avoid the tide of greenwashing.
14 April 2023 New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme needs reform, but with differing views from Wellington’s policymakers, it’s unclear if it will move in the right direction. Yesterday saw the latest salvo from the Climate Change Commission. Climate Change Commission vs. Government: A Game of Policy Tennis Back in July, New Zealand’s Climate Change Commission […]
Agriculture is facing a huge problem with climate change. It’s also facing opportunities for growth and leadership. So what’s the hold up, asks Rohan MacMahon. As I write these words Cyclone Gabrielle’s hefty impact on New Zealand is fully evident. Houses have been wrecked and businesses destroyed. Lives have been lost, and many are still […]
There’s a growing squeeze for land but not for what you think. It’s not for housing or agriculture or factories. It’s for offsets. By Dr Jez Weston and Lucie Greenwood The “Land Gap” report by researchers from the Universities of Melbourne, Copenhagen, Lund and others, summarised the overall demand for offset across the globe. It’s bad news […]