Supporting green innovation and practical action
To tackle the Climate & Ecological Emergency we need every green tool in our tool box – plus a whole load of new ones. We need to fundamentally change the way we do business, moving from a consume and dispose society to a circular economy where impact on the environment and society is weighed equally against profit making. Supporting innovative start-up businesses is a fundamental part of the urgent action we need to tackle the climate & environmental emergency.
In an article in the Times newspaper (April 2023) Founders Forum: 96% of the most active angel investors are men (thetimes.co.uk), Julia Davies was one of only 4 women in a list of the 100 most active angel investors in the UK. Julia invests to accelerate potential practical and imminent solutions to the jigsaw puzzle of problems facing stable diverse life on earth. We call these environmental problems – but in truth they are businesses, practices, products and systems that are killing human and non-human life now or will kill life soon, through destroying the conditions needed for diverse life to thrive.
So diesel buses, single use PPE, single use packaging and takeaway containers, fast fashion, intensive meat and dairy, fossil fuels, air travel, harmful chemical based cleaning products, single use plastic period products …
There are a lot of pieces in this jigsaw puzzle.
Julia invests to help replace the pieces in that destructive jigsaw puzzle, with solutions that reduce harm to life on Earth.
Here’s a few of the innovators that Julia has invested in: