ETH2: A New Era For Sustainability in Web3
Plus the latest news on fundraising and people in impact.
Hello Impact Nation,
There is some massive news: “The Merge” is coming!
No, this is not a fantasy name for an alien invasion of the world.
But it is a world game-changer regarding Crypto and Sustainability.
In fact, the next step for Ethereum in cutting the energy consumption - the so-called “The Merge” - is just a few weeks away.
But what is the difference between Ethereum and Ethereum 2 and how will the energy usage reduction be reached?
And… why is that so important for impact investing and the SDGs?
Let’s talk about it in today’s episode!
Watch this week’s video or listen to the audio.
Elisa, the Impact Lady
This Week We Are Diving Into:
1. ETH2: a New Era For Sustainability in Web3
2. Good Gossip
3. News & Opportunities
– Elisa & Stefano, the Impact Couple
ETH2: a New Era For Sustainability in Web3 - with Elisa Giudici, Co-founder of Impact Investing In Tech
Enjoy the audio or watch the video. You are in charge!
📺 VIDEO VERSION
📣 AUDIO VERSION
🤝 MEET THE SPEAKER ️
Elisa Giudici, Co-founder of Impact Investing In Tech
Congrats to …
Julie Wallace ↪ has been appointed Head of Impact at LeapFrog Investments, an impact-focused investment firm.
Yasuhiko Ushikubo ↪ has been appointed Chief Sustainability Officer at Mizuho Financial Group, a Tokyo-based banking and financial services company.
Robyn Grew ↪ has been appointed President at Man Group, a global active investment management firm.
Reiko Mito ↪ has been appointed Head of Japan Equity Strategy and Research at Martin Currie, a global active equity specialist headquartered in Edinburgh and part of the Franklin Templeton group.
TAE Technologies ↪ raised $250M in a finance round to fund the construction of the company’s sixth-generation research reactor. Lead investors: Google, Chevron and Sumitomo Corporation of Americas
Source Global ↪ raised $130M Series D equity financing to further scale its commercial, community, and consumer offerings globally and to accelerate innovation in advanced renewable water technologies. Lead investors: Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Drawdown Fund. Other investors: Microsoft’s Climate Innovation Fund, Fifth Wall, Blackrock, WIND Ventures, Duke Energy, Harvard Management Company, Material Impact Partners, Monashee Capital, and the Lightsmith Group.
Nexii Building Solutions ↪ raised $35M in funding to accelerate the company’s manufacturing capacity. Lead investors: Horizon Technology Finance Corporation and Trinity Capital
Terra CO2 Technology ↪ raised $46M in a Series A round of funding to decarbonize cement manufacturing. Lead investors: Breakthrough Energy Ventures and LENX. Other investors: Creative Ventures and Rio Tinto
IQM ↪ raised $128M in a funding round to deliver carbon cuts by megatonne. Lead investor: World Fund
TomoCredit ↪ raised $22M in a Series B round to make credit scores obsolete.
News & Opportunities
TCS Launched ESG Integration Tool for Investors
India Implements Single Use Plastic Ban
Shell Invests $38 Million in Forest Preservation
PepsiCo announced collaboration with Iberdrola
FactSet Announced Net Zero Commitment by 2040
UK Commits to Net Zero Domestic Aviation and Airports by 2040
It should not be necessary to add any disclaimer but … Let’s say it anyway! This is not financial or tax advice. This newsletter is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. DYOR - Do Your Own Research!