Impact stories: The promise and peril of investing in alternative energy

Thursday, October 5, 2023 – Thursday, October 5, 2023
11:30 – 12:30
Centre International de Conférences Genève - Seedstars Villa, Level -1

This session invites you to take a closer look at the role of storytelling in conveying the complexities of sustainability solutions and the real-world consequences of investing in alternative energy sources. Exploring how well-intentioned initiatives can sometimes lead to unintended environmental challenges. Discover the unexpected challenges and potential pitfalls associated with green investments, with a focus on hydrogen, while unraveling the power of storytelling in conveying these intricate narratives. 


David Rimer

Founder - The StoryBoard Collective

David Rimer is Co-founder of Index Ventures andFounder of Storyboard Collective. David co-founded Index Ventures in 1996, a leading VC with 240+ exits and $11.7B AUM. He left in 2013 to become a high school history teacher. After 6 years, he decided to dedicate himself to philanthropy and founded Storyboard Collective in 2020 to amplify impactful storytelling through funding and collaboration."

Laure de Peretti de la Rocca

Partnerships & Operations Manager - The StoryBoard Collective

Laure de Peretti de la Rocca is Partnerships & Operations Manager  at The StoryBoard Collective. Working from 2009 to 2015 as a journalist in Paris for the French channel Histoire TV, Laure de Peretti de la Rocca learnt how important the stories being told shape our minds and our societies. From 2015 to 2020, Laure was an event planner. Laure decided to reunite her two passions: bringing people together and curating transformative stories and started to work for the StoryBoard Collective since its creation in 2020.

Matthieu Rytz

Producer/Director - Deep Rising

Matthieu Rytz is a producer, curator, photographer and award-winning film director working at Deep Rising. A visual anthropologist by training, his passion for storytelling has led him across the globe to witness and document complex human and environmental stories. Matthieu specialises in creating multidisciplinary, multichannel projects using film, still images and virtual reality; using whatever medium best serves the story.

Ed Yau

Fund Manager & Head of ESG - Piguet Galland & Cie SA

Ed Yau is Fund Manager & Head of ESG at Piguet Galland & Cie SA. Ed is investment professional with 20+ years' experience in Hedge Funds / Private Banking. Proven track-record of investing in Asian equities and managing sustainable & thematic portfolios. Other areas of interest : leveraging use of Data Science in ESG and Responsible / Impact Investing, understanding risks and opportunities in FinTech and Crypto-assets.

Archie Moberly

Partnerships Manager Asia - Seedstars

Archie Moberly is Partnerships Manager for Asia at Seedstars. Archie is a creative, curious self-starter with a deep interest in all things tech in Asia. Archie has lived, studied and worked across Europe, the US and Asia. Recently his focus has been on managing projects, building relationships and helping innovative solutions to grow across Emerging Markets. With a First Class degree from Newcastle University, UK, Archie speaks fluent Mandarin, French and English and is dabbling in Russian and Spanish. When he's not at the office, you'll find him up a mountain, on a run or travelling but always accompanied by his trusty cameras.

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