We identify and originate opportunities in energy, food & land use, the circular economy and the built environment.
SYSTEMIQ is a new kind of enterprise - that combines advisory, business building and investment expertise to deploy human talent and long term capital in order to originate projects, de-risk investments and accelerate growth and system-level impact.
We approach projects with a system view – we create solutions that others cannot build.
The greatest opportunities for development are land use, circular industrial systems and energy.
Sustainable land use systems
Rapid population growth, urbanization, rising incomes and resource constraints are putting pressure on agriculture and forests, food security and livelihoods.
In the next 35 years, we’ll need to produce 70% more food calories and four times as much wood to meet demand. And deforestation is causing 15% of greenhouse gas emissions. It also contributes to soil erosion, water cycle disruption and loss of biodiversity.
Our current agricultural and food systems are not fit for purpose.
- Rehabilitating degraded forest/land
- Nature conservation assets in Africa
- Virtual agronomy platform
Circular industrial systems
Today’s industrial development relies on linear ‘take, make, dispose’ economic model. This model is too resource-intensive, wasteful (a car is only productively used 2% of the time) and often harmful to human health and ecosystems. New, disruptive technology gives us the opportunity for a new model of production and consumption. Through better materials, beneficial resource loops, new business models, we can reconcile prosperity and planet.
Our current industrial systems are not sustainable.
- Industry fund for plastic recovery
- Cradle-to-cradle product licensing venture
- Legislated material recovery system
New energy systems
In the next 15 years, energy demand is predicted to grow by 25–35%. Today, an estimated 3.7 million people per annum die prematurely because of air pollution. And CO2 emissions from fossil fuel already make up two thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions.
The energy sector is responsible for 2/3 of global GHG emissions.
Changing energy systems is crucial to mitigating climate change.
- Modular hydrogen production
- Modular waste to energy products
- Off-grid energy systems in Africa