How Blockchain is Making Impact Across Industries
Plus the latest news on fundraising and people in impact.
Hello Impact Nation,
Some people think of Bitcoin as weird gold.
Bitcoin is gold for nerds.
— Stephen Colbert, Comedian
Half of the financial headlines agree that it’s time to sell your Bitcoin. The other half? They argue exactly the opposite, of course.
They all miss the point (… except Stephen Colbert. He’s funny and we love him, so he’s right even when he’s wrong.)
In the media business, they say “Good deeds don’t make good headlines”.
There is much more than the Bitcoin price going up and down.
Do you want to know more? Easy, watch this week’s video or listen to the audio.
The Impact Lady
This week we are diving into:
1. How Blockchain is Making Impact Across Industries (Video + Audio podcast)
2. Good Gossip
3. News and Opportunities
How Blockchain is Making Impact Across Industries - 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 …
Markus Müller ↪ has been appointed ESG Chief Investment Officer at Deutsche Bank, the leading German bank with strong European roots and a global network
Mike Gozzo ↪ has been appointed Chief Product Officer at Ada, a brand interaction platform that automates more valuable interactions.
Darryl Riley ↪ has been appointed Chief Sustainability Officer at Hostess, a sweet snacks company focused on developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing products in North America.
William Marr ↪ has been appointed Senior Managing Director at Welton Investment Partners, the alternative investment manager focused on the pursuit of consistent returns across market environments.
Novoloop ↪ raised $10M in Series A funding to begin developing industrial capabilities. Lead investors: Mistletoe Singapore and Hanwha Solutions
Electra ↪ raised €160M in a funding round to expand its presence in France and across Europe by providing fast-charging solutions. Lead investor: Eurazeo
Partners Capital ↪ raised $143M to invest in private equity opportunities focusing on proven technological innovations and long-established businesses.
Climes ↪ raised $1.2M in funding to create a roadmap for companies to become the market leaders in climate change. Lead investors: Sequoia Capital India, Kalaari Capital, Nithin Kamath (Zerodha, Rainmatter) and Avaana Capital. Other investors: Keshav Reddy (Reddy Futures), Arjun Gupta (Smart Joules), Akshay Singhal (Log9 Materials), Satyen Kothari (Cube Wealth), and Anshuman Bapna (Terra.do) from Stanford Angels
News & Opportunities
Shell to build Europe’s ‘largest’ renewable hydrogen plant in 2025
Pfizer announced a commitment to achieve Net-Zero by 2040
LGIM launched Net Zero Global Corporate Bond fund
PwC Australia launched Dedicated Energy Transition Practice to help facilitate Australia’s successful transition to a decarbonised economy by 2050
BT Pension Scheme announced decarbonisation goals for its 2035 net-zero goal
Deepki acquired Fabriq to improve ESG performance of real estate assets
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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!