Global warming, toxic waste pollutions, deforestation… Environmental issues are always close to the heart of mankind. Against the backdrop of a global environmental deterioration, social innovation becomes an important force to address and solve various issues and to work towards sustainable development.
In our first investment showcase webinar, we are introducing two social enterprises in the environment space. This will be part of a series of investment showcase webinars which we will be introducing in the next few months.
In addition to the investment showcase, we will invite two AVPN members Nexus-Carbon for Development and Golden Gate Ventures to talk about Carbon Financing and Technology and the Internet in the realm of social innovations.
About the Social Enterprises:
Nazava Water Filters enables households to purify their well, tap or rain water without the need to boil or use electricity. The filtered drinking water is 3x cheaper than boiling and 9x cheaper than buying drinking water. Besides increasing savings, the filtered water is also safer than boiling. Hence, Nazava improves health, increases savings and reduces CO2 emissions. Nazava Water Filters is supported by Nexus Carbon for Development to access carbon financing.
Kabadiwalla Connect is an information service that helps you handle your recyclable waste responsibly. We connect you to your local scrap-dealer, and track how much waste is being recycled in your neighbourhood.
These social enterprises are supported by two of our AVPN members:
About the Speakers:
Ana Aires Carpinteirol leads the Corporate Partnerships and Communications team at Nexus, driving access to base of the pyramid projects via voluntary carbon markets. She has 10 years of experience in sustainability, environmental management and business consultancy and is a specialist in stakeholder engagement and project delivery. Ana has previously overseen single-project budgets of up to £5m, environmental monitoring and reporting systems for hundreds of businesses, and managed international and public-private partnerships. She has lived, worked and volunteered in 6 different countries and has been based in Asia since late 2013.
Nexus-Carbon for Development is a cooperative of development organization acting for a better world, by identifying, educating, and enabling the poor to have a real and improved access to and control over energy and other natural resources and services, while ensuring that the natural resources are managed sustainably and responsibly. It will also influence global, regional and national players in climate finance and development sectors to embrace its values and vision, through action and dialogue.
Michael Lints is Venture Partner at Golden Gate Ventures.
Golden Gate Ventures is an early-stage VC firm in Southeast Asia with over 17 investments to date. With offices in Singapore and San Francisco, the firm helps bridge Silicon Valley and Asia through investment, experience, and network. The firm invests in internet & mobile startups regardless of sector: ecommerce to payments, mobile applications to SaaS platforms. Companies include online grocer RedMart.com, mobile payments platform Coda Payments, and webbased developer software Nitrous.io. Golden Gate Ventures has been ranked as a global Top 50 startup investor by Mattermark comparing over 300 incubators, accelerators, and VC firms based on web traffic, mobile downloads, employee count, and social media reach.
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