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Dialogreihe: Venture Capital

Sustainable Finance Strategies in Venture Capital

21. Juni 2021 | 16:25 – 17:25 Uhr

10. Dialogveranstaltung im Rahmen der ISPIM 2021

With the adoption of the first Sustainable Finance Strategy this year, the German government has set a clear signal for channeling investments into sustainable projects. Setting a new course for climate action and sustainability, the sustainable finance strategy also holds far-reaching implications for financing start-ups that contribute to a green transformation with their sustainable products, technologies and services.

Together with experts from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment and the VC fund investor KfW Capital, we will discuss the opportunities of the new German Sustainable Finance Strategy for venture capital financing of start-ups and investigate the future of ESG and impact assessment for venture funds.


Dr. Jörg Goschin, is Co-CEO and Senior Managing Director at KfW Capital. As founder and experienced investment professional, Jörg has in-depth market knowledge and a close-knit network in the venture capital community. Previous stations of his career include Metzler, The Boston Consulting Group, BNP Paribas, Cerberus, Blackstone and Alstin. Jörg holds a PhD in finance and diploma in electrical engeneering and economics. Together with Alexander Thees, he set-up and manages KfW Capital as Co-CEO.

Maximilian Bayer, Policy Advisor – German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Maximilian Bayer completed a Bachelor of Science in Economics at Universität Hamburg before coming to Berlin to work in the tax policy department of the German Federal Ministry of Finance. During his studies at the Hertie School and his semester abroad at Sciences Po Paris, he focussed on quantitative methods, public economics and financial markets. Maximilian is especially interested in the intersection between these fields and sustainability-related topics, including inequality, climate change and spatial disparities. Moreover, he took part in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Professional Certificate, where he gained expertise in the German coal phase-out.


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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