Chi Impact Capital has named Enrique Alvarado Hablutzel as managing partner and co-founder. He joined Chi in January 2022. Chi is the advisor of the Burning Issues Impact Fund, a a Luxembourg-based impact VC fund.
Zurich, 31 March 2022 Chi Impact Capital (“Chi”), the conscious and independent impact investing boutique creating deep, positive, measurable impact and strong financial returns, today announces the appointment of Enrique Alvarado Hablutzel as Managing Partner and Co-Founder. Enrique officially joined Chi in January 2022. Chi is the advisor of the Burning Issues Impact Fund (‘BIIF’), a Luxembourg-based impact VC fund.
The BIIF invests in innovative companies using breakthrough technologies that enable its LPs to achieve deep impact and strong financial returns while helping to solve the most burning environmental and social issues of our time. At Chi, Enrique will be leading team operations and marketing communications for the BIIF.
Enrique is an impact investor with over 15 years of experience in scaling technology start-ups. Enrique was formerly a Partner at Bamboo Capital Partners in Geneva and currently sits on the Board of Directors of five impact start-ups in Europe. Enrique is also part of the Seedstars and the Impact Hub networks and played a crucial role in the early development of the Accelerate2030 program, supporting more than 100 companies worldwide.
Dr. Christin ter Braak-Forstinger, CEO and Founder of Chi Impact Capital, comments: “We are delighted to welcome Enrique to our team at Chi. We are driven to proactively make the shift towards a regenerative economy a reality with impact investments and Enrique has the same value alignment. His experience in the impact sector, technology, and VC investing will be highly beneficial on the next steps of our growth path at Chi. I have known Enrique for many years now and am looking forward to working closely with him at Chi.”
Enrique Alvarado Hablutzel is an impact investor with over 15 years of experience scaling technology start-ups; Johannes holds an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management with five years of experience in financial institutions.
Enrique Alvarado Halbutzel, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Chi Impact Capital added: “I am thrilled to be joining Christin and the rest of the Chi team at such a pivotal moment for the BIIF. We are adamant that our value creation approach as a deep impact investor creates additional measurable impact, and in the long run, helps build an ecosystem of transformative companies with cross-selling opportunities. Looking ahead to 2022, I am fully committed to building a truly outstanding and diversified portfolio of core regenerative companies while at the same time increasing the investor community of the BIIF.”
Founded by Dr. Christin ter Braak-Forstinger, an impact investor with over 15 years of experience, and Anita Keij, a sustainable and ethical finance expert, Chi is working to build a regenerative economy to deliver a more prosperous and sustainable future. Chi stands for “conscious”, “holistic” and “impactful” investing.
Chi creates deep impact without sacrificing financial returns by investing in companies with core-regenerative business models where impact is ingrained into the DNA of a company’s product or service. Chi has adopted a data-driven approach in close alignment with its strategic partner Nixdorf Kapital AG to provide comprehensive implementation and execution support across impact measurement, management, and reporting.
The BIIF invests in companies advancing Europe’s most burning SDGs across five key sector verticals: circular economy & conscious commerce, green innovation & climate technology; food technology; care & affordable healthcare; and smart mobility & smart cities. BIIF also adopts both a gender and multi-species lens to embrace equality, diversity and inclusion and encourage biodiversity through the lifetime of its investments.