VCs alone can not solve climate change. We need global and purpose-driven entrepreneurial ecosystems

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Author: Illai Gescheit, Partner, Siemens Energy Ventures, Siemens


  • The planet is facing one of its most important challenges to get to net-zero emissions by 2050.
  • Start-ups and Venture Capitalists (VCs) are adapting their missions towards planet-positive goals.
  • Rather than focusing on building local entrepreneurial ecosystems, we must collaborate globally and unite our efforts to provide not only capital, but also mentors, policies and initiatives when connecting investors and entrepreneurs.
  • UpLink’s Innovative Funds for the Future challenge targets VC investors to help scale up these solutions from beyond the exploratory phase and into the growth phase.

The world is facing one of its most important challenges – getting to net-zero emissions by 2050. Every year we are adding an unbelievable amount, 51 billion tonnes, of greenhouse emissions. We see…

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Author: 21st Century Library & Information Technology Network [Information & Knowledge Dissemination Platform By Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Librarian/Information Professional at Hawassa University, Ethiopia]

Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Librarian/Information Professional @ Hawassa University, , Sidama Region, Ethiopia

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