We build climate
unicorns in Africa
Climate action is reshaping the global economy
Consumers are shifting towards climate-friendly products.
Governments, aiming for net-zero, are shifting policy and committing billions of dollars to climate action.
New technologies, processes, and energy sources are being developed, revolutionizing markets and redefining country resource endowments.
Carbon markets are flourishing, fostering new business models and sectors, while facilitating large-scale deployment of low-carbon solutions.
Africa is inherently well-positioned to tap into new climate-related business opportunities
Africa has abundant affordable land, untapped renewable energy potential, and a growing, increasingly skilled workforce, all of which are key cost drivers of climate action. Africa’s soils are also weathered and often acidic, offering significant opportunities for regenerative agriculture.
Readily Available Opportunities To Tap Into Carbon Revenues
By prioritizing low-carbon business models, and incorporating carbon revenue, existing African businesses can drive affordability, amplify sustainable practices, and empower local communities, addressing climate change and providing global climate solutions.
Potential For And Urgency Around Co-Benefits
ACV identifies opportunities to develop climate-smart businesses on the African continent following three key models
Technology Transfer to Africa
Scaling Out Successes Across Africa
Identify home-grown African climate tech businesses that are gaining traction in the market in which they were developed and help them rapidly accelerate into new markets, leveraging local know-how and relationships, and augmenting typically overstretched management teams.
Adding carbon revenues to business model
How We Work
Sometimes we develop a concept ourselves and attract the right founder, sometimes we find a founder with a great idea. In all cases, we roll up our sleeves, iterate and improve on concepts, continuously inject capital as key milestones are met, and leverage our networks and expertise to give the business the best chance of success.
WATCH: JAMES’S TED TALK ON THE POTENTIAL FOR DACCS IN KENYA’S RIFT VALLEY
Meet the Recipients of 2022 Climate Breakthrough Award
Discover the synergistic partnership between RMB Ventures and Africa Climate Ventures, where we join forces to navigate a path towards sustainability while enhancing profitability.
“ACV believes there is an enormous opportunity for green growth in Africa. With the backdrop that the potential for climate – positive business has not yet been fully defined, we believe that they cannot be considered from the perspective of relative life – cycle maturity alone” – Mohamed Cassim, our Chief Investment Officer.
In loving Memory of our dear colleague Patricia Wambui Githinji