Shift finance towards sustainable business activities and solutions!

Dialogreihe: Green Venturing

Impacts of Green Venture Investment Funds

21. Juni 2021 | 15:15 – 16:15 Uhr

9. Dialogveranstaltung im Rahmen der ISPIM 2021

With less than ten years to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming to 1.5°C, momentum is building to shift finance towards sustainable business activities and solutions. Mounting regulatory pressure as well as growing awareness in the VC space have led to the emergence of specialised green venture funds who are at the forefront of redirecting capital towards climate- and nature-positive start-ups.

Considering the impact potential of green venture investment funds to accelerate the transformation towards a climate friendly economy, this session will discuss the influence of sustainability criteria in the selection and investment processes for green venture funds as well as future development dynamics of the sector.


Michael Brandkamp

Dr. Michael Brandkamp, General Partner, ECBF European Circular Bioeconomy Fund

With 20+ years of investment experience, Michael Brandkamp is now leading the European Circular Bioeconomy Fund as a General Partner. He performed as the Managing Director of High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH for 15 years, Director of Tech Investments at the KfW, and Managing Director of tbg. He wrote HTGF´s business plan and set-up a well-performing organization. Under his leadership, HTGF invested in around 550 start-ups and closed more than a hundred exits. He has executed many IPOs, trade sales and secondary transactions. Mr. Brandkamp studied Economics in Münster, Nairobi and Bonn and earned his PhD from the Faculty of Business Innovation at the TU Freiberg. He has been a member of several advisory boards and assured investments in numerous high-tech start-ups including transactions in bioeconomy companies. He raised almost EUR 1bn in various fundraising initiatives and counts with an outstanding network in the venture industry.

Fabian Queisner, Head of Strategy & Operations, Eternity.Health

Fabian Queisner is a Director at Green.Health, the fund for healthcare’s sustainability transition. He is also the head of strategy & operations at Eternity.Health, a European life science technology holding.




Jörgen Bodin, Investment Manager, Almi Invest GreenTech (tbc)


The XXXII ISPIM Conference entitled “Innovating Our Common Future” is a three-day event that brings together world-renowned experts on innovation management. Researchers, innovation managers, business and thought leaders will share insights on values-based and sustainability-oriented innovation as well as general innovation management hot-topics. Book your ticket for ISPIM here.

Dialogue Series: Strengthening Green Start-ups

The session is part of the Borderstep dialogue series „Strengthening Green Start-ups!“.

Sponsored by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU), the dialogue series focuses on the role of green start-ups for a green economy: What hurdles do start-up founders have to overcome and how can start-up support be further improved?

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