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#162 Impact Metrics Liability, Navigating Reporting, Profit-First, & More w/ Zécca Lehn (Responsibly Ventures)

March 07, 2024 Season 1 Episode 162
#162 Impact Metrics Liability, Navigating Reporting, Profit-First, & More w/ Zécca Lehn (Responsibly Ventures)
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CleanTechies Podcast
#162 Impact Metrics Liability, Navigating Reporting, Profit-First, & More w/ Zécca Lehn (Responsibly Ventures)
Mar 07, 2024 Season 1 Episode 162

**Check out the new takeaways section at the end of the episode!!**

In this episode, Somil and Silas chat with Zecca Lehn, GP of Responsibly Ventures, backing U.S. PreSeed startups in both Social and Sustainable Tech. He uses the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a guidepost for his investments.

We breakdown the specifics of his investing thesis including what is “customer love” and what it means to be ethical in investing, Zecca is especially good at using data and data reporting – we heard a lot of really unique insights from him on how he uses data in his operations. We also dive into his experience as an impact investor, the good, the bad, and the ugly. 

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Topics:
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1:45 Introduction and Background
**10:23 Early Interest in Sustainability
**13:43 Investing in Sustainability and Social Good
**15:52 What is Customer Love?
**17:13 Ethics and Honesty in Investing
**25:26 Balancing Returns and Impact
**27:21 Data and Reporting in Venture Investing
**30:52 Subjectivity in Measurement and Reporting
**31:57 Challenges of Collecting and Using Data
**34:05 Privacy and AI Concerns in Impact Investing
**37:09 The Power of Follow-on Investors
**39:50 Maintaining Focus and Presence
**42:08 Climate Anxiety and Perspective
**45:16 The Role of Returns in Climate Investing
**52:04 Addressing Desertification as an Impact
**54:05 Takeaways

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Links:
**Zécca Lehn | Responsibly Ventures
**Check out our Sponsor, NextWave Partners
**Follow CleanTechies on LinkedIn
**@Silas & @Somil_Agg on X 

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**Check out the new takeaways section at the end of the episode!!**

In this episode, Somil and Silas chat with Zecca Lehn, GP of Responsibly Ventures, backing U.S. PreSeed startups in both Social and Sustainable Tech. He uses the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a guidepost for his investments.

We breakdown the specifics of his investing thesis including what is “customer love” and what it means to be ethical in investing, Zecca is especially good at using data and data reporting – we heard a lot of really unique insights from him on how he uses data in his operations. We also dive into his experience as an impact investor, the good, the bad, and the ugly. 

---

🌎 Want the full PodLetter? Go to our substack to see the written content that supplements the audio interview.  
---

🌴 https://linktr.ee/cleantechies
📺 👀 Prefer to watch: subscribe on YouTube
🗣️ Take the Listeners Survey
📫 Get Written Summaries of Each Episode in Your Inbox
🌐 Join the CleanTechies Slack Channel 

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Topics:
**
1:45 Introduction and Background
**10:23 Early Interest in Sustainability
**13:43 Investing in Sustainability and Social Good
**15:52 What is Customer Love?
**17:13 Ethics and Honesty in Investing
**25:26 Balancing Returns and Impact
**27:21 Data and Reporting in Venture Investing
**30:52 Subjectivity in Measurement and Reporting
**31:57 Challenges of Collecting and Using Data
**34:05 Privacy and AI Concerns in Impact Investing
**37:09 The Power of Follow-on Investors
**39:50 Maintaining Focus and Presence
**42:08 Climate Anxiety and Perspective
**45:16 The Role of Returns in Climate Investing
**52:04 Addressing Desertification as an Impact
**54:05 Takeaways

-----
Links:
**Zécca Lehn | Responsibly Ventures
**Check out our Sponsor, NextWave Partners
**Follow CleanTechies on LinkedIn
**@Silas & @Somil_Agg on X 

Support the Show.

Introduction and Background
Early Interest in Sustainability
Investing in Sustainability and Social Good
What is Customer Love?
Ethics and Honesty in Investing
Balancing Returns and Impact
Data and Reporting in Venture Investing
Subjectivity in Measurement and Reporting
Challenges of Collecting and Using Data
Privacy and AI Concerns in Impact Investing
The Power of Follow-On Investors
Maintaining Focus and Presence
Climate Anxiety and Perspective
The Role of Returns in Climate Investing
Addressing Desertification as an Impact
**NEW** Takeaways