What we do

China Impact Ventures (CIV) nurtures high-potential entrepreneurs to validate, pilot and develop market-based solutions to key environmental and social challenges related to energy and mobility. CIV is currently in China for China, with the vision to transfer validated energy innovations to developing countries such as Africa and India, unpacking the impact on a grander scale through “Developing China for Developing World”.

Who We Are

Alex Wang
Managing Partner
China Impact Ventures

Cross-border serial entrepreneur with rich and ground level experience in the US, China and Europe. Founded two Internet software companies and former General Manager of edX China.

Pradeep Pursnani
Deputy Director, COO
Shell Foundation

Extensive experience in defining corporate strategy for major multinationals, as well as starting and growing early-stage enterprises

Emma Miller
Business Development Advisor
Shell Foundation

Responsible for Access to Energy portfolio and China Strategy development; Previously worked at Qualcomm Ventures, then in London tech start-ups

Amanda Zheng
China Impact Ventures

Experienced in green impact investing and social entrepreneurship; Former investment banker with Morgan Stanley IBD. Harvard Kennedy School MPP

Xiaoli Liu
Regional Manager
China Shell Foundation

Focusing on sustainable mobility. 14 years at Shell Group; Experienced in corporate communications, social investment, business development and government affairs

Nancy Lu
Entrepreneur in residence
China Impact Ventures

Responsible for overseeing sourcing and manufacturing needs in China; previously worked as a consultant for China market entry and then as a strategic planner at Groupon China


Qiyong Cao
Asia Development Bank

10+ years of engineering, consulting and venture capital experience in both the US and China cleantech fields; Currently a consultant at ADB’ s Pilot Asia Pacific Climate Technology Network and Finance Center; MBA from Dartmouth College

Dr. Xudong Yang
Deputy Director of Building Science
Tsinghua University

Specialized in research of building energy efficiency technologies; Led 60+ key research projects on energy efficiency in commercial and residential buildings; Leading author of China’s first Rural Building Energy Design Standard

Ben Rudick
Acquisitions Team
Asia Pacific Land

Experienced in real estate and renewable energy investment in Asia and the US; Co-founder of Transist Impact Labs and involved in over 30 seed-stage impact investments in the energy, health, and education sectors; fluent in Mandarin Chinese

How We Impact

We spend over 70% of time on post-investment management

We believe in trade-up instead of trade-off

By taking a hands-on “more than money” approach, we help our portfolios achieve both social impact and financial sustainability, collaboratively with our team, advisors and eco-system partners


Carbon Energy
Zhi Jing Tech

Our Partners

Contact Us
  • Floor 10, 68 Yuyuan Rd.
    Shanghai, 200040
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