BlackRock CEO Larry Fink famously said:”Climate Risk is Investment Risk”. But what if we turned this around? What if we said: “Climate Opportunity is Investment Opportunity”? Well, that is exactly what we are doing.
We are thrilled to introduce QC·Ventures Blue, a brand-new vehicle to take advantage of today’s changing tides and currents putting sustainability at the forefront of the agenda. QC·Ventures Blue will house our most forward thinking, market-disruptive deals that will be pivotal in creating a more sustainable and positive future, without compromising on financial returns. Because as we say, Climate Opportunity is Investment Opportunity.
RIDING THE BLUE WAVE TO A GREENER FUTURE
There is a common misconception that impact investing means sacrificing financial return. But with plant-based milk, OATLY, enjoying a $11.5bn market capitalization while Tesla soars to over $626.7bn, we know that creating impact and creating value can be very much aligned.
Through QC·Ventures Blue, we are investing into teams and ideas with the power to do both. Each portfolio company will be assessed in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals in efforts to define, quantify and measure their positive social and environmental impacts, alongside their ability to scale and create compelling financial return.
From alternative proteins to innovations in electric mobility, we are leveraging our network to find the most exciting ‘blue-ocean’ opportunities that are pioneering in new markets, disrupting existing business models and creating an entirely new order from the chaos.
BLUENALU BECOMES FIRST INVESTMENT INTO QC·VENTURES BLUE
With population set to increase to 9.9bn people by 2050, one of the most pressing challenges we currently face is sustainable food security. We are excited to share that we have already made our inaugural QC·Ventures Blue investment into the alternative protein space, set to re-define traditional food supply systems.
To this end, we are proudly welcoming industry leader, BlueNalu, into the QC·Ventures Blue portfolio. San Diego based BlueNalu are at the forefront of cell-cultured seafood, developing a range of kill-free premium Fin Fish products. Their mission to produce high-quality, safe and great tasting fish – without the need to deplete our ocean’s resources – supports a number of UN Sustainable Goals promoting the health of our oceans, and the transition to more responsible production and consumption. With the quickly growing market of cell-grown protein set to reach USD 630bn by 2040, we are excited to be at the forefront of this sustainable market transformation… and this is just the beginning!
You can read more about BlueNalu here.