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What we do

China Impact Ventures (CIV) co-creates, natures, and grows market-based solutions to key environmental and social challenges in China and other developing countries related to clean energy, mobility, and smart agriculture

  • We are the only impact investor in China filling the gap in early-stage investments across clean energy, mobility and smart agriculture

  • We are the only impact investor growing and transferring China innovations to empower other developing countries such as Africa and India

  • We are the only impact investor in China both investing in and building startups to tackle pressing environmental and social challenges

Impact to date

CO2 Emission Reduced
294575 Tons
Livelihood Improvement
210 Rural Households
Energy Savings
29.8 Million USD
Co-Investments Leveraged
4.0 Million USD

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; Former General Manager of edX China. MIT Sloan MBA.

Amanda Zheng
Principal
China Impact Ventures

Young leader in green impact investing eco-system, specialized in 360° portfolio management services as an entrepreneurial investor; Former investment banker with Morgan Stanley IBD HK. Harvard Kennedy School MPP. 2018 AmCham Future Leader of the Year.

Nancy Lu
Director
China Impact Sourcing

Responsible for BD, client relationship and overseeing sourcing & manufacturing function; previously worked as a consultant for China market entry and then as a strategic planner at Groupon 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



Xiaoli Liu
China Regional Manager
Shell Foundation

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

Advisors



Qiyong Cao
Consultant
Asian 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

Patient Capital +
Beyond Money Approach

Provide initial investment at 2-3M RMB ticket size on average, plus follow-up investments if needed

Entrepreneurial-style portfolio support

360 degree professional services and resources to help portfolio grow in all aspects


Achieve Social Impact & Financial Sustainability

Nurturing real businesses with impact already embedded in the product or service

Scaling up impact by realizing sustainable business growth within and beyond China

Portfolio


Equota
Carbon Energy
Zhi Jing Tech

Ecosystem Partners

We have been fostering a global green innovation ecosystem with 100+ influential players in the market, including multinational institutions, foundations, incubators, universities, mainstream investors, organizations building up China-Africa Innovation community, and beyond. Through cross-sector collaborations, we are dedicated to taking world-class innovations from China to tackle global challenges, scaling up impact to fulfill SDG goals, and de-risk early-stage investments with nascent technology for both impact and mainstream investors.

Contact Us

  • Floor 10, 68 Yuyuan Rd.
    Jing'an District
    Shanghai, 200040
    China
  • info@chinaimpactventures.com
  • Follow Our Wechat Official Account: TechPlusImpact

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