In recent months, many carbon footprint management solutions have emerged and/or raised significant funding. This trend caught our attention: we have always been convinced that it is important to reduce your carbon footprint as an individual (starting with switching to 👋 ekWateur for instance), but is this topic about to reach maturity in B2B sectors?

Carbon dioxide (CO2) increasing concentration in the earth’s atmosphere is the first human-caused source of global warming. CO2 emissions tracking consists of all initiatives to report, monitor, measure but also to reduce, offset and remove the CO2 from the air.

In recent years, three sectors…

If there is one silver lining from the pandemic, it is that it helped to reveal the vulnerabilities in global supply chains on a scale never before experienced. As China produces 20% of global goods, the impact on global trade has been devastating and was compounded by the European lockdown: 14.8% decline in transaction volume in Q2 compared to Q1 2020. Players have been forced to reinvent their supply chains, which has boosted the adoption of supply chain risk management and procurement solutions.

Supply chains were already undergoing huge transformations before the pandemic. In the context of globalization, large companies…

The summer holiday season is coming to an end and, for many of us, it’s time to go back to work. But this year, will we return to the office (if at all) as if nothing happened?

During the lockdown period, the way in which companies conveyed their culture and ensured knowledge transfer was fully transformed digitally. However, the paradigm shift towards digitization was already underway prior to the pandemic with:

  • The accelerating pace of skill obsolescence, creating a generation gap in organizations and increasing employee integration and training costs.
  • Higher employee expectations, forcing employers to build competitive employee benefits…


To help our portfolio companies navigate through the current “fog of uncertainty”, we have decided to write a series of articles in which we’ll delve into the impact of the Covid-19 sanitary crisis on our areas of expertise: energy, mobility and industry 4.0.

In these articles, we will analyze the impact over three different periods identified in our first article:

  • Quarantine period — Fighting through the sanitary crisis (10–15 weeks in the UE)
  • Safe-mode period — Learning to co-exist with Covid-19 (after quarantine)
  • Period of recovery — Development and distribution of a vaccine at large scale (from 2021)

Who would…

We are on the verge of a huge shift in the way we move.

Car ownership has long been perceived as a symbol of independence and played an important role in marking one’s success. However, times are changing.

Today, it’s becoming increasingly easier to get around cities in private vehicles without having to own one. Car renting, carpooling, carsharing, and other alternative car ownership platforms have led to billions of new mobility patterns, which is in turn shaping the automotive industry. …

Clara Juppe

Passionate about innovation and startups in #smartcities, #smart industry and #tech4good — VC @Aster Capital, HEC Paris Alumni

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