By: 20 October 2020

The three new appointments have a wealth of investment experience between them, along with renewable energy and cleantech expertise

Clim8 Invest appoints three experts to investment committee

Hot on the heels of its latest Crowdcube funding campaign, Clim8 Invest has appointed three prominent figures to its investment committee, including James Millard of specialist global insurer Hiscox.

The provider of a digital consumer platform focused on climate-crisis tackling investments has also added Vivian Bertseka and Bart Dujczynski to its investment committee, after smashing its £400,000 Crowdcube funding target and as it begins to onboard more than 10,000 people to its sustainable investment app.

Clim8 allows investors to create a curated portfolio of publicly listed companies, covering sectors such as clean energy, clean technology, sustainable food, smart mobility and recycling. It aims to launch in the next few months.

Its three new appointments have a wealth of investment experience between them, along with renewable energy and cleantech expertise.

Millard is chief investment officer of Hiscox and the former head of multi-manager strategies at Aberdeen Standard Investments. where he was responsible for more than £27 billion of client assets.

Bertseka is a former director of Generation Investment Management, a sustainable investing firm co-founded by Al Gore, which manages more than $25 billion of assets in public and private funds. 

Dujczynski, a renewable energy and cleantech expert who was previously chief financial officer of Polenergia. Poland’s largest listed independent renewables utility, and an investment professional at Kulczyk Investments, Oaktree Capital and Rothschilds. 

Bertseka commented on her appointment: “Clim8 is addressing an enormous opportunity and it’s coming to market just at the right time to provide a product that solves a very big issue. Investing behind environmental priorities is not easy; it’s actually very hard to do. What Clim8 has that is differentiating is an experienced team that works to actively help manage clients’ money.”

Duncan Grierson, founder and chief executive officer of Clim8, said, “We’re really excited to have James, Vivian and Bart on our investment committee. They each have different and very relevant experience for Clim8, with deep expertise in large scale fund management, in sustainability investing and in renewable energy and cleantech. They are a fantastic asset to our investment team.”

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