The Dutch Founders Fund (DFF) is a market-leading Venture Capital fund that specialises in supporting early stage marketplaces and digital platforms. With an investment team of highly successful ex-founders, the Dutch Founders Fund know that sustainable investment is the key to providing long-term value to its shareholders. That's why DFF uses Minimum to track and reduce its Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 carbon emissions across its Fund and entire portfolio in order to achieve Net Zero.
By licensing Minimum's easy-to-use self-service tool to DFF-backed startups, the Dutch Founders Fund can continuously monitor the carbon emissions throughout its portfolio. Each startup only has to log in to its online portal and answer a 15-20 minute questionnaire about their business. As startups rarely have perfect access to emissions data, our platform leverages cutting-edge algorithms, and thousands of carbon emission benchmarks, to plug any gaps in their data with the most likely emissions estimates based on their specific business profile. This ensures Minimum gets to the most accurate possible results with whatever level of input data that companies can provide.
Once the questionnaire is complete, the portfolio company instantly receives a full carbon footprint breakdown, where they can see exactly how much carbon they emit and what business operations their emissions come from. As each business grows they continue to track and reduce their carbon footprint in accordance with their Net Zero strategy.
Meanwhile, DFF is provided with an up-to-date, aggregated picture of the entire fund's environmental impact. The online dashboard provides in-depth breakdowns of the portfolio's footprint by startup, sector and business operation, as well as seamlessly integrated ESG monitoring and reporting. What's more, DFF startups can access Minimum's best-in-class carbon removal and prevention projects to neutralise any unavoidable emissions and go carbon neutral.