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JOIN OUR EFFORTS TO

Make investing climate-intelligent

THROUGH VENTURE.

JOIN OUR EFFORTS TO

Make investing climate-intelligent

THROUGH VENTURE.

Sustainable management of agriculture land can be a significant part of the climate solution: for example, the soil carbon pool could sequester up to 5.5 Gt of CO2e per year. But, without a science-based approach to measuring the climate and natural capital performance of land-related assets, it is impossible for investors to accurately assess the risk-return-impact tradeoffs or to optimize for both ecosystem/climate services (e.g. soil carbon sequestration, water quality/use, or biodiversity) and economic services (agriculture productivity).

Investors also want to reorient capital towards sustainable assets; for example as asset owners with US$37 trillion in assets under management have commitments to align with global climate and/or biodiversity targets, and the new EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) requires additional reporting on climate and nature, but existing ESG investment tools don’t use science-based performance measurement or classification approaches, and land-level assessment and verification standards are far too complex for investors and suffer from limited uptake by companies. As the 2030 deadlines approach quickly for global agreements such as the Paris Agreement and the SDGs, interest in solutions for companies and investors is growing at a rapid pace.

 

Our approach

We will fill this growing market gap by combining science-based measurement models with advances in remote sensing and computation to hugely simplify climate and natural capital performance measurement of financial assets linked to land. By incorporating the latest developments in biophysical modeling, remote sensing datasets on land use, soil, water, and climate, and data science we will allow any user to quickly and easily estimate the climate and natural capital footprints of a wide range of investment assets, as well as use optimization features to better assess the impacts of management practices on both financial and environmental performance.

Climate, natural capital, and biodiversity footprints of assets have many investor applications. They can be used for mandatory or voluntary disclosures, improved portfolio decision-making (asset allocation, manager selection), improved risk management, or to engage with portfolio companies on emissions reductions pathways. Our insights will enable investors to ensure portfolio alignment with climate or nature targets or taxonomies, the creation of new, science-based ESG investment products to meet increasing demand, and can inform adjustments to financial models based on improved analysis of business dependencies and impacts on climate and natural capital.

 

The Opportunity for you

Joining DSV is a fantastic opportunity to develop concepts for and launch your own startup. Working with us, our sector-specific advisors and our current founders, you’ll have access to a completely new kind of environment for creating science-driven companies, one that does not start with university IP, but with a systematic rework of an opportunity area from first principles.

Given the current stage of the project, we expect less than 3 months until incorporation and spin-out to start the early tech development / proof-of-concept work with investment secured from DSV, and other funding sources.

 

Our offer

We’ll provide a competitive monthly salary while you transition out of your current role and into starting the new venture, and grant you 80% equity ownership split between you and your co-founder (compared to <49% TTO standards).

 

Our impact

In the last couple of years we’ve built and invested in 5 brand new companies in the energy sector, both software and hardware, across high performance materials, energy storage, hydrogen and carbon capture.

 

Who should apply

You are motivated to build a company that benefits the planet. You are collaborative, committed to your teammates, and able to communicate clearly. You are creative, always asking why, and actively enjoy building a network around the problems and opportunities that you go after. You bring broad technical knowledge that is relevant to the opportunity area (see below).

 

Apply if you have expertise in:

• Development and implementation of biophysical, biogeochemical or crop modelling, including knowledge of their strengths and weaknesses

• Experience working with and analysing data from remote sensing, land use surveys, and other relevant land management data sources

• Software product development

• Programs (ArcGIS, Google Earth Engine) and languages (Python, R and other)

OUR OFFER

Taking a Founder role at DSV is a fantastic opportunity to develop concepts for, and launch your own startup. Working with us, we’ll pay you to start your own company with access to co-founders and pre-seed funding. We’ll also continuously support you in building the venture and developing early data to land your first customers and investors.

Compared to other Entrepreneur in Residence programmes, DSV’s is friendly to individuals with no previous founder experience and comes with a commitment from us to support your company throughout its journey.

Sustainable management of agriculture land can be a significant part of the climate solution: for example, the soil carbon pool could sequester up to 5.5 Gt of CO2e per year. But, without a science-based approach to measuring the climate and natural capital performance of land-related assets, it is impossible for investors to accurately assess the risk-return-impact tradeoffs or to optimize for both ecosystem/climate services (e.g. soil carbon sequestration, water quality/use, or biodiversity) and economic services (agriculture productivity).

Investors also want to reorient capital towards sustainable assets; for example as asset owners with US$37 trillion in assets under management have commitments to align with global climate and/or biodiversity targets, and the new EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) requires additional reporting on climate and nature, but existing ESG investment tools don’t use science-based performance measurement or classification approaches, and land-level assessment and verification standards are far too complex for investors and suffer from limited uptake by companies. As the 2030 deadlines approach quickly for global agreements such as the Paris Agreement and the SDGs, interest in solutions for companies and investors is growing at a rapid pace.

 

Our approach

We will fill this growing market gap by combining science-based measurement models with advances in remote sensing and computation to hugely simplify climate and natural capital performance measurement of financial assets linked to land. By incorporating the latest developments in biophysical modeling, remote sensing datasets on land use, soil, water, and climate, and data science we will allow any user to quickly and easily estimate the climate and natural capital footprints of a wide range of investment assets, as well as use optimization features to better assess the impacts of management practices on both financial and environmental performance.

Climate, natural capital, and biodiversity footprints of assets have many investor applications. They can be used for mandatory or voluntary disclosures, improved portfolio decision-making (asset allocation, manager selection), improved risk management, or to engage with portfolio companies on emissions reductions pathways. Our insights will enable investors to ensure portfolio alignment with climate or nature targets or taxonomies, the creation of new, science-based ESG investment products to meet increasing demand, and can inform adjustments to financial models based on improved analysis of business dependencies and impacts on climate and natural capital.

 

The Opportunity for you

Joining DSV is a fantastic opportunity to develop concepts for and launch your own startup. Working with us, our sector-specific advisors and our current founders, you’ll have access to a completely new kind of environment for creating science-driven companies, one that does not start with university IP, but with a systematic rework of an opportunity area from first principles.

Given the current stage of the project, we expect less than 3 months until incorporation and spin-out to start the early tech development / proof-of-concept work with investment secured from DSV, and other funding sources.

 

Our offer

We’ll provide a competitive monthly salary while you transition out of your current role and into starting the new venture, and grant you 80% equity ownership split between you and your co-founder (compared to <49% TTO standards).

 

Our impact

In the last couple of years we’ve built and invested in 5 brand new companies in the energy sector, both software and hardware, across high performance materials, energy storage, hydrogen and carbon capture.

 

Who should apply

You are motivated to build a company that benefits the planet. You are collaborative, committed to your teammates, and able to communicate clearly. You are creative, always asking why, and actively enjoy building a network around the problems and opportunities that you go after. You bring broad technical knowledge that is relevant to the opportunity area (see below).

 

Apply if you have expertise in:

• Development and implementation of biophysical, biogeochemical or crop modelling, including knowledge of their strengths and weaknesses

• Experience working with and analysing data from remote sensing, land use surveys, and other relevant land management data sources

• Software product development

• Programs (ArcGIS, Google Earth Engine) and languages (Python, R and other)

our offer

Taking a Founder role at DSV is a fantastic opportunity to develop concepts for, and launch your own startup. Working with us, we’ll pay you to start your own company with access to co-founders and up to £500k in pre-seed and seed funding. We’ll also continuously support you in building the venture and developing early data to land your first customers and investors.

Compared to other Entrepreneur in Residence programmes, DSV’s is friendly to individuals with no previous founder experience and comes with a commitment from us to support your company throughout its journey.

Interviews ongoing

Interviews ongoing

JOIN THE TEAM

current Founders

Nicole is a sustainable finance professional, a former consultant to the World Bank and previously worked in Markets Transformation at the Rainforest Alliance

JOIN THE TEAM

current Founders

Nicole is a sustainable finance professional, a former consultant to the World Bank and previously worked in Markets Transformation at the Rainforest Alliance

JOIN THE TEAM

current Founders

Nicole is a sustainable finance professional, a former consultant to the World Bank and previously worked in Markets Transformation at the Rainforest Alliance