James Millard, the chief investment officer at Hiscox, has been appointed to the investment committee of Clim8 Invest, the digital investment platform focused on climate change.
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 also named Vivian Bertseka, the former director at Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management, and Bart Dujczynski, a renewable energy and cleantech expert who formerly worked at Oaktree Capital, Rothschilds, and Kulczyk Investments, to its investment committee.
Bertseka said: “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.”
Clim8 is currently crowdfunding on Crowdcube and has already raised over £936,579 from more than 822 investors. It has started onboarding users from its waitlist, which currently has 11,000 people and will officially launch the platform in a couple of months.
Duncan Grierson, founder and chief executive at Clim8, welcomed the new additions. “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,” he said.
Clim8 Invest, James Millard, Vivian Bertseka, Bart Dujczynski, Duncan Grierson