Across Europe

WE BACK THOSE
ENTREPRENEURS WHO

Understand
think big
‍‍
act macro
‍‍
build tech for
a regenerative world

Climate Performance Potential (CPP)

The Gateway
to our Backing

World Fund only invests in startups with huge climate performance potential.

We have developed our own science-based methodology in-house in collaboration with TU Berlin, Project Drawdown and Project Frame. In addition, every assessment goes through an independent external validation.

INTRO

The
Gateway to
our Backing

Quantitative
Analysis

First, we quantitatively analyze the potential CO2e savings of a startup’s technology, including a life-cycle assessment.

STEP 01

Quantitative

Analysis

qualitative assessment

Second, we take a qualitative assessment on environmental and social impact, utilizing the IRIS+ metrics.

STEP 02

qualitative
assessment

regenerative
world check

Lastly, the technology needs to fit into our vision of a regenerative world, based on four pillars:

Renewable energy, Full material circularity, Regenerative systems, Climate & social equity.

STEP 03

regenerative
world check

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THOSE ADVISORS

Dr. Vanessa Bach

Resources and Impacts Lead, TU Berlin

Prof. DR. Veronika Eyring

Lead IPCC Contributor, DLR & Uni Bremen

Prof. Dietmar Harhoff

Director, Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition

DR. Sabine Erlinghagen

CEO, Siemens Grid Software

Dr. Gregor Hagedorn

Academic Director, Natural History Museum, Berlin

Simone Kaiser

Deputy Head of Responsible Research & Innovation Unit, Fraunhofer Institute

Hannah Wickes

Former CMO Ecosia & Board Executive

Prof. DR. Kai Bühler

Professor for Digital & Sustainable Entrepreneurship & Serial Entrepreneur with 3 exits

Andreas Kuhlmann

CEO, Christ & Company

Chad Frischmann

CEO, RegenIntel & Research Director, Project Drawdown

Filmon Zerai

COO, Holtzbrinck Digital

Andreas Rickert

CEO, Phineo

Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen

Scientists for Future, Doctors for Future 
& best-selling author

Prof. Thomas Bendig

Chief Innovation Officer, adesso SE

Pieter van Midwoud

Chief Planting Officer, Ecosia

Dr. Vanessa Bach

Resources and Impacts Lead, TU Berlin

Prof. Veronika Eyring

Lead IPCC Contributor, DLR & Uni Bremen

Prof. Dietmar Haroff

Director, Max Planck Institute Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Sabine Erlinghagen

CEO, Siemens Grid Software

Dr. Gregor Hagedorn

Academic Director, Natural History Museum, Berlin

Simone Kaiser

Fraunhofer Institute for ResponsibleResearch & Innovation

Hannah Wickes

CMO, Ecosia

Prof. Kai Bühler

Professor for Digital Business 
& Serial Entrepreneur with 3 exits

Andreas Kuhlmann

CEO, German Energy Agency

Chad Frischmann

VP & Research Director, Project Drawdown

Filmon Zerai

COO, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group

Andreas Rickert

CEO, Phineo

Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen

Scientists for Future Doctors for Future & best-selling author

Prof. Thomas Bendig

Head of Innovation & Technology, adesso SE

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