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Sustainability Venture Fund

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We believe that investing in companies whose mission is to solve the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges will bring meaningful change and help to build more resilient economies. With this $150M Fund, we seek to invest in early-stage businesses developing technologies that contribute to a net-zero economy and are aligned with four United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The road to net-zero

A $150 million, multi-sector venture capital Fund that will provide equity investments in businesses developing technologies that are in-line with specific Sustainable Development Goals - this fund aims to make a significant contribution towards a cleaner future. The Fund is a key component of BDC’s commitment to sustainability and part of its contribution to help advance Canada’s 2050 net-zero ambition.

Our focus

  • Companies with capital-light business models
  • Businesses that are commercially driven and economically durable
  • Innovative technologies with universal applicability
  • Seed stage to Series A/B investments in highly scalable Canadian companies
  • Companies with a compelling sustainability narrative that will enable them to attract capital and talent and become global leaders

Who is this fund for

We believe that innovation is at the heart of creating sustainable economies, so we’ll invest in businesses who have emerging technologies with high-growth potential.

4 areas of investment focus (UN Sustainable Development Goals):

  • Sustainable cities & communities
  • Responsible production & consumption
  • Climate action
  • Clean and affordable energy

Sustainability-oriented businesses with capital-light business models, including:

  • SaaS and other software-based business models
  • Hardware-enabled software
  • Other capital-light business models

BDC also offers other sustainability or climate related venture capital solutions. Learn more

Investing with purpose

With our Canada-wide network and cross-functional expertise, we’ll help entrepreneurs fulfill their sustainability ambitions and become positive disruptors in the economy.

Vision

Aligned with entrepreneurs who place sustainability at the heart of future growth

Partnership

We work with businesses and partners to achieve our shared interests

Experience

20-year record of investing in sustainably oriented companies and leadership

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Our team

Joseph Regan
Joseph Regan

Managing Partner

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Geoff J. Catherwood
Geoff J. Catherwood

Partner

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Anamika Mukherjee

Partner

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Mark Smith

Partner

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Snita Balsara

Principal

Karen Campbell

Principal

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Emmanuel Priniotakis

Principal

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Salman Qadir
Salman Qadir

Associate Principal

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Alex Lazier

Associate

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Sandy Li
Sandy Li

Associate

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Marc Brummer

Senior Analyst

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Laurence Lavoie-Aubuchon
Laurence Lavoie-Aubuchon

Senior Analyst

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Akhilesh Prabhu

Senior Analyst

Angie Gomez

Analyst

Abdoulaye Koita

Analyst

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Latest news

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April 18, 2023

BDC Launches New $150-Million Sustainability Venture Fund to Further Enable the Transition to a Net-Zero Economy

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