Editor's Note:Last week, we debuted a new channel on CSRwire with Noble Profit to focus on short video interviews with key leaders in the sustainability field. These interviews share insights from corporate leaders who are actually creating profitable sustainable business practices and adopting clean tech, dispelling the myth that zero harm costs more.
Through these conversations, Noble Profit will explore the question of value, providing unique insight into today's trends with inventors, investors, sustainable business experts, and thought leaders. This week's interviewee: Wal Van Lierop, CEO and founder of Chrysalix, a clean tech venture capital firm in Vancouver.
What role does venture capital play in advancing innovation? In this interview with Noble Profit, Wal Van Lierop talks about the financial value of investing in clean energy such as nuclear fusion and addressing waste water issues as an enormous investment opportunity. There are three challenges facing us today, he says, the financial crisis, depleting hydrocarbons and our environment. We cannot solve either one of these without taking the other two into account, he says.
That's where innovation and venture capital comes in, he believes. Take a look!