Anthesis Ventures

Activating Impact

We created Anthesis Ventures to maximize and accelerate our impact by investing in or partnering with early-to-growth stage companies that share our purpose and vision for a more productive and resilient world.

Anthesis Ventures serves as an additional connection point between the market and our client base, positioned alongside the implementation phase of our Activator journey. Through our extensive ecosystem we provide start-ups access to our subject matter experts, extended networks of partners, connections, investors and impact capital, and crucially a path to meaningful engagement with our 800+ global clients offering start-ups the scale and track record they need to grow. Without the limitations of a traditional consulting model, we can achieve the positive impacts we seek.

Why now?

The United Nations (UN) is calling the next ten years the decisive decade, with ambitious action needed to deliver sustainable development. The frantic pace of this action demands more from business. Anthesis Ventures provides our clients with a new vantage point on sustainable innovation, greater accessibility to companies that can solve some of their biggest challenges and a framework by which to unlock financial, environmental and social value. Companies we invest in or partner with, must create stakeholder value across all forms of capital and contribute to the advancement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

We’ve entered a critical ten year period for the planet and society. Alongside our advisory role working with many of the world’s largest organizations, we are now taking the opportunity to support early-to-growth stage companies rapidly scale to enable the transition to a clean and sustainable economy.

Josh Whitney 
Executive Director, Anthesis Ventures

What we do

We help early-to-growth stage companies gain vital traction with key customers, while helping to solve some of our clients’ most challenging problems and deliver positive sustainability impact.


Scan the global market for breakthrough technologies and innovative companies, leveraging our cross-sector and subject matter expertise.

Apply expert due diligence, to validate and vet technologies and the companies behind them, assessing their readiness and relevance for commercial application.

Connect start-ups to corporate buyers with a relevant problem set, leveraging our trusted client relationships and networks.

What we're working on

Building capacity to incubate and develop Anthesis IP, focusing on B2B applications, strategic to our consulting business.

Exploring accelerator models and partnerships, designed to help solve our client’s biggest and most pressing sustainability challenges.

Global Team

Our global team combines sustainability consulting practitioners, former Chief Sustainability Officers and executives with demonstrated track record in capital markets, investing, and leading high-growth entrepreneurial teams and companies. Direct connection to over 500 global experts, across dozens of sectors and 800+ clients offers our partners exceptional opportunities for deal sourcing, due diligence, accelerating growth, measurable sustainability impact and strategic exits.

Key People

Josh Whitney
Executive Director, Anthesis Ventures
Phil Harrison
Director - Anthesis Ventures, North America
Paul Crewe
Executive Director and Chief Sustainability Officer
Luc Albert
Non-Executive Director

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

Anthesis has offices in the U.S., Canada, UK, France, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Andorra, Finland, Colombia, Brazil, China, the Philippines and the Middle East.

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