Posts by Tao Zhang
Tao Zhang founded one of China’s first impact investing vehicles for environmental SMEs, with a focus on the industrial sector. But he realized that there's a pressing environmental issue brewing at the consumer level – a demand for animal products increasing in tandem with rising incomes, bringing greater greenhouse gas emissions and health disparities. Zhang shares how his Dao Ventures consortium is making consumers part of the solution by partnering with other impact finance entities to boost the availability of – and appetite for – alternative protein sources.
What’s Next for Impact Investing – Facing Market Realities: Why the environment is the core of impact investing in China
When I first started China Impact Fund, I thought that impact investing in China should give equal weight to the country’s social and environmental issues, just as what my peers do in most other emerging markets. As I am relocating back to China, my thinking evolved toward environmental for several key reasons.
400 Million Reasons for Impact Investing in China : A first-of-its-kind study dispels misperceptions and reveals potential
"Creating the Chinese Dream," which to our knowledge, is the first English-language report on impact investing in China. What makes this report unique is that it serves as a practitioner’s guide to impact investing in China’s green SMEs.