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Laura Iriarte Zabalaga

Jun 13, 2024 | Uncategorized

In this episode of the Innovation Conversation, Ricardo interviews Laura Iriarte, Head of PR and Communications at Zero 100 Conferences. They discuss the importance of ESG and impact investing in the venture capital industry. Laura shares her journey from working in sustainability to joining the investors world. They also explore the challenges of fundraising, the role of family offices, and the startup ecosystems in Europe and Latin America. The conversation covers topics related to ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) and impact investing. The guests discuss the importance of ESG reporting and the challenges companies face in gathering and delivering data. They also touch on the issue of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and the need for more flexible policies to support working parents. The conversation highlights the role of ESG and impact investing in creating a more balanced and sustainable world.

  • ESG and impact investing are becoming increasingly important in the venture capital industry, driven by regulatory requirements and investor demand.
  • Fundraising is challenging, and founders need to do their homework and tailor their pitches to the specific interests and requirements of investors.
  • Family offices play a significant role in investing in alternative assets, including venture capital and private equity.
  • The Spanish startup ecosystem is growing, and there is a strong connection between Spain and Latin America in terms of investments and knowledge sharing.
  • Different countries in Latin America, such as Chile, Mexico, and Colombia, have vibrant startup ecosystems with attractive opportunities for entrepreneurs. ESG reporting is important for companies to track their progress and identify areas for improvement.
  • Diversity and inclusion in the workplace are crucial for creating a balanced and equitable environment.
  • Flexible policies are needed to support working parents and ensure a healthy work-life balance.
  • ESG and impact investing play a role in creating a more sustainable and balanced world.


00:00Introduction and Background

02:07The Rise of ESG and Impact Investing

04:54The Importance of ESG for Investors

08:19Tailoring Pitches to Investor Requirements

13:30Navigating the Challenges of Fundraising

21:42The Hardships of Being a VC

24:43The Role of Family Offices

26:01The Spanish Startup Ecosystem and Latin America

28:25Startup Ecosystems in Latin America

29:22The Importance of ESG Reporting and Data Gathering

36:18Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

39:01Supporting Working Parents with Flexible Policies

50:31ESG and Impact Investing for a Sustainable World

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