Andrew Wordsworth is a Founder and Managing Partner of Sustainable Ventures which was established in 2011 with a vision of the world in which the twin challenges of climate change and resource scarcity are addressed by commercial solutions. Over the last 9 years we have founded 8 companies to this end, invested in 22 and supported a further 200. Our team includes some of the country’s most talented venture development and early stage investment professionals all dedicated to creating value for our community whilst making the world a better place.
Through Sustainable Workspaces we develop and curate inspiring co-working spaces. Our two sites – ‘Sustainable Bridges’ and ‘Sustainable Bankside’ – now form Europe’s largest Cleantech Cluster with over 50 sustainability start-ups in residence.
Through the Sustainable Accelerator we have invested in 22 companies over the last three years. From circular economy to subsea innovation, agritech to domestic energy efficiency - our three cohorts to date include some of the most exciting cleantech businesses around.
At heart though Andrew and the team are still entrepreneurs, and through our Venture Development function continue to take our own ideas from concept through to exit.
Prior to establishing Sustainable Ventures, Andrew had over 15 years' experience in the energy and climate change sector - including roles within Esso, Bain, Arthur D Little and as Managing Director of Carbon Trust Enterprises. Andrew holds an M.Eng from the University of Cambridge.