October 14, 2016
SJF Ventures Creates First Portfolio Carbon Impact Model
In 2016, SJF Ventures undertook a project to better understand the climate change impact of its portfolio. SJF Ventures worked with a team from the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, along with its partners at the Duke Carbon Offset Initiative and with review by the Environmental Capital Group, to create a dynamic model illustrating how and where SJF’s portfolio companies reduce carbon emissions. With this report, SJF’s annual carbon mitigation impacts are now being quantified and aggregated at the fund level, and SJF is proud to be one of the first venture capital firms to study and report on the carbon impact of its portfolio.