VC Include to host sustainable investing event

On February 22, VC Include in partnership with the Hewlett Foundation is hosting “Black Voices in Sustainable Investing,” a virtual event to discuss climate justice action with asset managers and allocators.

The event is being hosted by VC Include CEO Bahiyah Yasmeen Robinson and Taj Ahmad Eldridge, senior director for investment for the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator. Both Robinson and Eldridge are also partners of Include Venture Partners, which is a U.S. based fund of funds and separate direct investment vehicle focused on investing in diverse-led undervalued, outperforming funds and founders, with a focus on ESG and sustainability.

The Zoom event will be hosted from 11am to 12pm Pacific Standard Time. Interested attendees are able to register here.

Speaking will be: Christian Okoye, director of venture investments at Emerson Collective; Amberjae Freement, CEO of EthoCapital and Nneka Uzoh, founder of GreenTech Noir.

VC Include’s Robinson has been active in leading technology, investment and social impact initiatives since early 2000s. She created VC Include in 2018 to build platforms and programs for diverse emerging managers globally. Pointing out that just 1% of the $70 trillion of assets in the U.S. managed by diverse asset managers, VC Include views itself as meeting a unique market opportunity in building an ecosystem of women, Black, Latinx, Indigenous and LGBTQ+ fund managers in alternative investments.

Eldridge, meanwhile, is focused on facilitating successful growth of sustainable high-tech startup companies engaged in entrepreneurial research and development of advanced technologies with the intent to create high-tech jobs throughout California via the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator.

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