Whether you consider yourself a tech optimist or realist, technology’s obvious and sometimes less-evident presence in our wold is undeniable. As impact investors, we have an important role to play in shaping our tech future and examining the effects of our investments – intended and unintended.
Whole regions and communities have been activated to collectively engage in the complex issues in their region, identify the people and organisations working on the ‘acupuncture points’ for change that could make an outsized impact in the system, and then match those with a wide range of capital and funding to support a whole myriad of solutions.
Our work with wealth holders tells us that banks and wealth advisers are important advisers and gate-keepers when it comes to investing with impact. At this Mini-Masterclass, Evita Zanuso, Head of Strategic Partnerships at Katapult Foundation and Lead at Katapult Academy welcomed Andrew Douglas and Francesca Spoerry from University of Zurich Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth to share with us their findings from their report.
Most impact investors are focused on companies’ products and services and their positive outcomes. But focusing on outcomes is not enough, how a company manages its operations from recruitment process, employee management, supply chain to emissions and data management can also have an impact. This is what Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is focused on.
How often do you hear VC fund marketing materials say they are investing in companies that solve the biggest problems in the world? What does that actually mean? Have you invested in a VC fund that invests in impactful companies? Or are you a VC investing in companies that are impactful? Come and hear what Impact VC is all about.
Are we on track to meet the scale of system change needed to get anywhere close to a 1.5-degree world? In this episode, Jeremy Oppenheim from SystemIQ and Paul van Zyl from The Conduit discuss the three key things we need to achieve before we should even begin to talk about carbon removal.
This powerhouse female panel shares stories and wisdom around future opportunities available for women and how women are stepping into and owning their power – from the compassion curse, to trust capital, to the learnings from multi-generational workforces, and much more.
Katapult Foundation is thrilled to be a founding funder and partner to ImpactVC – a community of VCs accelerating impact within venture capital. An important, mission-aligned initiative, ImpactVC is working to build the community and upskill investors with impact and investing training.