About

About

At the Oxford GAV Conservation venture Studio, we define conservation problems broadly. At their core Climate Change, Novel Viruses, Energy Crises, Food Security, and Ocean Plastics are all conservation issues. The advent of the Conservation Venture Vertical is critical to prevent future disease transmissions, enable economies to adjust to climate change, and to preserve our shared global heritage.   

• Design and test innovative CleanTech, GreenTech, Genomic, Sustainability & Pandemic solutions .
• Partner with multinationals to rapidly commercialize new technologies to conserve our global heritage .
• Engage with enterprise stakeholders and the most renown scientific & conservation thought leaders to create a “public policy platform”.


Our robust research and development programmes are already addressing the most critical challenges facing the planet. Outputs include intellectual property such as patents, processes, inventions, and technologies that become commercially viable across multiple industries. 

Ox GAV CVS Solving Trillion-dollar Problems

At the World Economic Forum in Davos in January, 2020 it was announced that, for the first time,
the top-5 risks to the global economy are all environmental.

Global Warming 

$7.9 Trillion in projected Economic Costs.
(The Economist November, 2019)

COVID-19 Pandemic  

>$4 Trillion in projected Economic Costs.
(Asian Development Bank, April, 2020)

Food Security  

Realignment of Livestock Farming costs
$1.8 Trillion Annually.
(FAO Trucost Study, 2015)

Ocean Plastics   

Costing Societies $2.5 Trillion Annually.
(The Guardian, April, 2019)

Energy Crisis   

The economic and health costs of air pollution from burning fossil fuels totalled $2.9 Trillion in 2018.
(CREA, February, 2020)

Biodiversity Loss

Immeasurable

Each of these problems, and many others, require novel and original technology and process-oriented solutions. The Oxford GAV Conservation Venture Studio is a catalyst for the creation of those solutions and partnering with enterprise globally.

ESG Mandates

The adoption of Environmental, Social, and Governance investment metrics is becoming mainstream. As socially-conscious investors begin to screen investments by assessing a company's impact on the world; Conservation Technologies will rise to the forefront of ESG investment mandates and provide measurable results and real ROI. 

Team

Team

Robert Montgomery

Managing Director

WILLIAM BYUN

Senior Partner

Peter Fusaro

Senior Partner

Meagan Packard

Partner

THOMAS BUCHAR

Managing Partner

GERALDINE PORTELLI

Project Manager

RICHARD AUBURN

Associate

Philip Cooper

Partner

CHRISTOPHER MALTER

Partner - CVS

MATTHEW WIJERS

Postdoctoral Associate

NAVEED CHAUDHRY

Partner - CVS

Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Jatin Aythora

Board Advisor

Murray Gardner

Board Advisor

Joint Steering Committee

Joint Steering Committee

Pr. David Macdonald

Board Advisor

Dr. Angela Calvert

Board Advisor

Pr. Adrian Thomas

Board Advisor

Partners

Partners

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Oxford University

A collegiate research university in Oxford, England recognized as the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Oxford can trace its founding back to 1096 and its history and influence has made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world. For the fifth consecutive year Oxford has been ranked as the #1 university globally by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

https://www.ox.ac.uk/
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Oxford University Innovations

Oxford University’s Strategic Plan articulates the University’s vision, “We will work as one Oxford bringing together our staff, students and alumni, our colleges, faculties, departments and divisions to provide world-class research and education. We will do this in ways which benefit society on a local, regional, national and global scale…”. Oxford University Innovation contributes to the University’s societal benefit by working with staff and students to apply their expertise and research. We have a bold vision: A world-leading innovation ecosystem with Oxford University at its heart. And our daily activities are guided by our mission: As architects of creative solutions, we enable the University community to maximize the global impact of Oxford’s research and expertise.

https://innovation.ox.ac.uk/
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Global Accelerated Ventures

Global Accelerated Ventures (GAV) is a globally recognized innovation aggregator who partners with industry leading multinationals to identify game changing emerging technologies, harvests talent globally, embracing all stakeholders in the value chain, and executes strategic matching which is beyond reproach. GAV drives business communities to develop sustainable wealth generating models for ESG focused innovation. Partners include the London Stock Exchange Group (London), Synechron, Inc. (NYC), InterSystems (Boston), and Pacira Biosciences, Inc. (Parsippany).

https://gaventures.co/
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Wildlife Conservation Research Unit

Lady Margaret Hall is a pioneering Oxford University college. In October 1879 nine women arrived at LMH and became the first to receive an Oxford education. We admitted men in 1979 and, in 2016, became the first Oxbridge college to establish a Foundation Year for under-represented students.

https://www.wildcru.org/
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Bio Assets

We invest in energy generation, carbon and biodiversity assets in Brazil and other Latin American countries. By developing large-scale forest and landscape carbon projects in Brazil, we have become a leading supplier of terrestrial credits and offsets. Through our subsidiary EcoMapuà Conservation, we control around 100,000 hectares of Amazon rainforest in the island of Majaro, Brazil. Our EcoMapuà REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) project aims to effect environmental and social change

http://bioassets.com.br/
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News & Events

News & Events

  • June 21, 2021

HSBC CFO: Bank ‘very much’ wants to shift to hybrid working model

HSBC Holdings, Europe’s largest lender, announced pre-tax profits rose 79% from a year ago, to $5.8 billion, in the most recent quarter, making the three months ending March 31 the company’s best quarter since the pandemic began.

  • June 21, 2021

COMMENT: Voluntary carbon market – broken more than breakthrough

The voluntary carbon market is supposed to be saving the world. Instead many carbon credit retailers are lining their pockets.

  • June 21, 2021

PwC to Invest Billions in ESG as Part of New Global Strategy

Professional services giant PwC announced today the launch of a new global strategy, The New Equation, with increased prominence given to areas including action on climate change and ESG.

  • May 28, 2021

Court orders Shell to slash CO2 emissions in landmark climate ruling

A Dutch court has ruled that Royal Dutch Shell must dramatically reduce its carbon emissions in a landmark climate decision that could have far reaching consequences for oil companies.

  • May 28, 2021

Lessons from Yozma for UK conservation

In February of 2021 Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta released the final report of a multi-year review of the economics of biodiversity. This report emphasised that biodiversity is an integral component of global economies and that the continued loss of biodiversity would have devastating impacts on human society.

  • April 26, 2021

United on the climate problem

The virtual world climate summit took place this week with 40 countries taking part. World leaders set out its plans for reducing CO2 emissions and for a transition to a carbon-free economy.

  • April 16, 2021

Conservation: A New National Industrial Policy

For decades, the tried-and-true formula in Asia had been to mobilize national industrial policy. Some methods —including organizing government policy into a long-term strategic framework managed by trusted ministry

  • April 13, 2021

It doesn’t make sense to keep destroying nature ‘for the sake of the economy’

We’ve seen a 70% decline in birds, amphibians, mammals, fish, and reptiles since 1970. This collection of scientists and investors are doing something about it. Maddyness is collaborating with Ours to Save to bring readers fresh perspectives on sustainability.

  • April 6, 2021

Oxford GAV Conservation Venture Studio Appoints William I.Y

Oxford, UK / SEAPRWire / Mar 25, 2021 / – Oxford GAV Conservation Venture Studio (CVS) announces that William I.Y. Byun has joined the team as a Partner to drive forward partnerships with both enterprises and governments across Asia.

  • March 30, 2021

China Medical System (00867)

HONG KONG, Mar 30, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Turnover and net profit increased at the same time, innovative pipeline continued to expand, and the synergy between its businesses became increasingly obvious …..China Medical System Limited (the “Company” or “CMS”), who has just released its annual results, has brought too many surprises