Globally, countries are entering a new epoch of investment in climate solutions. The Princeville Climate mission is to invest in leading growth stage companies that leverage megatrends in technology innovation (e.g. sensors, artificial intelligence, data analytics, cloud computing) and are deploying new business models to drive a positive climate impact and deliver strong returns for our investors.
There is increasing global momentum and urgency to address climate change among countries and local governments around the world. This urgency coupled with global policy action, innovation, and investment driven by the Paris climate agreement, is creating an environment ripe for investment in developing countries where innovative technologies can deliver climate impact at scale.
We believe technology-centric innovation will be a critical catalyst to both adaptation and mitigation against the effects of climate change. We are focused on capturing this large demand for these opportunities that continue to be driven by country-level policies and effective enabling environments coming together to create a robust investment ecosystem for investors seeking strong returns.
how we add value
Business Expansion - in global markets utilizing our unique network; build partnerships
Climate Policy Expertise - understanding and access to global policy environment and governments to drive growth and adoption
Knowledge Transfer - from our global team and portfolio company experiences
Deep Capital Markets Experience - for follow-on capital and exit preparation / structuring; access to global pools of capitals
Operational Guidance - in growth strategy, operations, and talent acquisition
…And in many more ways
how we invest
Princeville Climate has a robust process to identify unique investment opportunities that have a direct or indirect Climate Positive impact. Using a top down research and direct analysis approach, Princeville focuses on the global centers of innovation (North America, Europe and Asia).
We use our investment teams across our strategic global offices to scour sector research to identity and actively track companies that fit our investment thesis. We continually evaluate these companies in our core sectors throughout their life-cycle. This enables us to compare and contrast technologies, management teams, strategies and business models to find investments that have the highest potential for returns for our investors, while also ensuring impact on addressing climate change.
We also use our unique sets of global networks to find proprietary deals. This is primarily driven by a vast personal network that the Princeville team has curated over the course of the last three decades. This includes industry experts, board members, advisors, and importantly entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, Europe, China and across other leading technology hubs around the world.
OUR Climate positive investing approach
Princeville Climate has developed a streamlined and transparent approach to screening investible sectors and portfolio companies with metrics and methodologies that ensure impact and profit are core to our investment strategy. We define this as Climate Positive™ investing.
Investments in Climate Positive™ technologies and business models are those that directly or indirectly reduce carbon pollution and/or enhance climate resilience in a sustainable and financial return driven fashion. Broadly, Climate Positive™ investments further solutions that address climate change (mitigation and/or adaptation) by leveraging key megatrends in technology innovation such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and proliferation of data-rich “smart” systems.
Our sector strategy was developed by applying a “climate positive” screen to the landscape of potential climate change related sectors to identify the sectors that deliver a significant contribution to:
Reducing Carbon pollution
enabling positive returns
advancing the sustainable development goals
enhancing climate resilience
We prioritize technologies where there is a strong policy pull and political support for rapid deployment. We also use our Climate Positive™ investing strategy to track the impact our portfolio companies are having on addressing specific aspects of climate change throughout the lifetime of our fund.