Venture Capital for Sustainability
This study assesses the field of venture capital and sustainability and discusses growth strategies. Research focuses on companies who receive equity investments, investments that are clearly profitability-oriented, investments by funds and partnerships as opposed to angel investors, and European-based Venture Capitalists.
This burgeoning sector encompasses funds specialized in renewable energy but also includes funds that are focused on the bridging of economic divides. Eurosif calls this emerging space Venture Capital for Sustainability (VC4S).
What you will find in this initial study on the VC4S market are the early results from a fast-growing, new segment within the much larger private equity sector. You will learn about success stories as well as the obstacles being faced by these pioneers. The authors have included case studies and examples of companies that have received investment from VC4S funds.