Our Planet:

Mitigating the consequences of climate change is one of the most important, contemporary challenges. Population growth creates rising demand for energy and food production as well as mitigates the planet's ability to sequester carbon. This releases greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, a major cause of rising temperatures which lead to increased heat and drought, declining water supplies, health impacts due to wildfires, flooding, and erosion. 

"We are the first generation to fully understand climate change and the last generation to be able to do something about it." - Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization

Our Focus:

SVF’s Climate Circle seeks to invest in entrepreneurs building transformative, scalable businesses that provide products, services, and technologies to reduce the overall production of greenhouse emissions and create climate solutions. We are interested in ventures addressing issues such as, but not limited to:

  • Carbon reduction
  • Climate change
  • Clean energy
  • Conservation
  • Food access and security
  • Food safety and traceability
  • Nutrition
  • Soil health
  • Waste
  • Water and sanitation


Investment Co-Leads for the Climate Circle: Christian Warner (jcwarner@umich.edu) and Rishi Kalyan (rkalyan@umich.edu)