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 within the implementation phase of our Activator journey. Through our extensive ecosystem we provide start-ups access to subject matter experts, connections to investors, and crucially a path to meaningful engagement with our clients. 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 humanity. Alongside our advisory role working with some of the world’s largest organizations, we also see an opportunity to support early stage companies who can equally lead the transition to a clean and sustainable economy.

Josh Whitney 
Anthesis Ventures Executive Director

What we do

We help early stage companies gain vital traction with key customers, whilst helping to solve some of our clients’ most challenging problems. 


Scan the global market for breakthrough technologies and innovative companies, leveraging our unique sector and subject matter vantage points.

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

Connect the technology provider to a corporate buyer with a relevant problem set, leveraging our trusted client relationships and employing a gatekeeper mentality.

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.

Key People

Josh Whitney
Executive Director of Anthesis Ventures and Science-Based Targets Lead, North America
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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