Our approach

We invest globally in growth-stage, private companies with proven technology and commercial traction, run by talented mission-driven management teams. We are active minority investors.

We seek to identify companies which will be on the right side of the structural social and economic changes that are already under way. Our shorthand for this is “system positive.”

Now, more than ever, our heritage and expertise in sustainable investing defines us. Sustainability is not just part of what we do; it is the backbone of everything we do.

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Value-add

We focus on innovations we believe are at the leading edge of the transition to a sustainable economy. Our expertise and insight as a pure-play sustainable investment manager adds value in the following ways:

Strategic guidance

We work with management teams to define and deliver ambitious long-term growth plans. We support companies on a wide range of topics including sustainability integration, international growth, organisational design and governance. And we provide support through a unique combination of our internal team and an extensive global network of subject experts.

Global network

In our efforts to drive sustainability, we draw together a global network of entrepreneurs, executives and researchers. We convene thought leadership summits on a wide range of issues, facilitated by Al Gore, our Chairman. And we draw on our networks to help customers and partners thrive.

Differentiated insight

We use a research-led approach, combining insights from a range of disciplines and experts. We employ system-level thinking, which leads to a nuanced understanding of long-term risks and opportunities across sectors. And we engage with our companies to translate insights into action.

Long-term mindset

We invest for the future. We value long-term relationships, with our companies and our network. And we leverage Generation’s continuum of capital and broader asset management platform to provide capital markets expertise throughout our companies’ evolutions.

Our companies

Listen to our portfolio companies discuss how their products and services are accelerating the transition to a sustainable economy.

A complete overview of our portfolio: present and past

Our team

We are united by the goal of proving the business case for sustainable investing. Our rigorous investment process and team-based approach are key to our success to date, both in terms of returns and impact.

Please contact us if you are interested in equity financing for a growth company.

Lila

Lila Preston

Lila

Lila Preston

Lila Preston joined Generation Investment Management in 2004 and is Head of the Growth Equity strategy. Previously, Lila was a director of finance and development at VolunteerMatch in San Francisco. Lila was also a Fulbright Fellow in Southern Chile.

Lila received a BA in English and Latin American Studies from Stanford University and an MBA from London Business School. Lila speaks fluent Spanish.

Lila serves on the boards of Nature’s Fynd and Seventh Generation, and as a board observer for CiBO and Toast.

Anna

Anna Christensson

Anna

Anna Christensson

Anna Christensson joined Generation Investment Management in 2018 and is a member of the Growth Equity strategy. Previously, Anna worked in Australia, Sweden and the UK, mostly recently at MSI Reproductive Choices as an evidence and ethics coordinator and at Perella Weinberg Partners in human resources.

Anna received a BA (Hons) in Sociology from the University of Westminster.

Dave

Dave Easton

Dave

Dave Easton

Dave Easton joined Generation Investment Management in 2019 and is a member of the Growth Equity strategy. Previously, Dave worked at CDC Group where he led the healthcare, consumer and technology investment team. ​Dave was also an investor at Bridges Ventures and started his career at McKinsey & Company.

Dave received a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University, Magdalen College. Dave serves on the boards of AlayaCare, Koru Kids and M-KOPA.

Patricia

Patricia Ferreira

Patricia

Patricia Ferreira

Patricia Ferreira joined Generation Investment Management in 2014 and supports the Growth Equity strategy. Previously, Patricia worked at Cushman & Wakefield and Regent Street Management Direct.

Andrew

Andrew Given

Andrew

Andrew Given

Andrew Given joined Generation Investment Management in 2019 and is a member of the Long-term Equity and Growth Equity strategies. Previously, Andrew worked at General Atlantic and as a partner at PwC in its deals advisory team. Andrew serves on the board of FNZ and chairs its Audit Committee.

Andrew received a master’s degree in Engineering from Cambridge University and is a qualified chartered accountant. He is a trustee of The Elizabeth Foundation, a charity focused on helping young deaf children to listen and talk.

Aobo

Aobo Guo

Aobo

Aobo Guo

Aobo Guo joined Generation Investment Management in 2019 and is a member of the Growth Equity strategy. Previously, Aobo was a senior business analyst at McKinsey & Company.​

Aobo received a BS in Physics and Global Affairs from Yale University. Aobo is fluent in Mandarin.

Khalil

Khalil Mair

Khalil

Khalil Mair

Khalil Mair joined Generation Investment Management in 2021 and is a member of the Growth Equity strategy. Previously, Khalil was a consultant at McKinsey & Company.

Khalil received a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University, St Hugh’s College.

Rido

Rido Quimi

Rido

Rido Quimi

Rido Quimi joined Generation Investment Management in 2021 supporting the Growth Equity strategy. Previously, Rido worked at BlackRock on its family office and foundations team; Paul Capital, a San Francisco-based private equity firm; and Ritz Carlton, part of Marriott International.

Rido received a BA in International Business and Marketing from the Polytechnic University of Litoral. He holds the Series 7 and 63 designations from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Shalini

Shalini Rao

Shalini

Shalini Rao

Shalini Rao joined Generation Investment Management in 2015 and is a member of the Growth Equity strategy. ​Previously, Shalini was an associate at J.P. Morgan and a research fellow at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.​

Shalini received a BA from Harvard University and an MSc in Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science.​

Shalini is a board member of London-based non-profit organisation Fair Money Advice.

Lucia

Lucia Rigo

Lucia

Lucia Rigo

Lucia Rigo joined Generation Investment Management in 2017 and is a member of the Growth Equity strategy. She also works on the Long-term Equity strategy.​ Previously, Lucia was a vice president at General Atlantic and an analyst at UBS.​

Lucia received a BA in Business Administration from Bocconi University. Lucia is a native Italian speaker.

Lucia serves as a board observer for Benevity and was on the board of Remitly.

Niki

Niki Rosinski

Niki

Niki Rosinski

Niki Rosinski joined Generation Investment Management in 2004. Previously, Niki was a sustainability analyst at Sustainable Asset Management.​

Niki received an MSc in Environmental Sciences from the University of Lüneburg (Germany) and is a CFA Charterholder.

William

William Scheinman

William

William Scheinman

Will Scheinman joined Generation Investment Management in 2019 and is a member of the Growth Equity strategy. Previously, Will was an associate at Cota Capital, a multi-stage evergreen fund investing in private and public technology companies.​

Will received a BA in Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

Ally

Ally Smith

Ally

Ally Smith

Ally Smith joined Generation Investment Management in 2020 and is a member of the Growth Equity strategy. Previously, Ally worked at TPG Sixth Street Partners and at Hobbs & Towne, a cleantech and sustainability-focused executive search firm.

Ally received a BS in Environmental Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly).

Jonah

Jonah Surkes

Jonah

Jonah Surkes

Jonah Surkes joined Generation Investment Management in 2021 and is a member of the Growth Equity strategy. Previously, Jonah was an investment banking analyst at Greenhill & Co.​

Jonah received a BA in Human, Social and Political Science from University of Cambridge, Clare College.

Joy

Joy Tuffield

Joy

Joy Tuffield

Joy Tuffield joined Generation Investment Management in 2013 and is a member of the Growth Equity strategy. Previously, Joy was an investment banking analyst at Jefferies International and a research analyst in the energy, environment and resources department of Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs).​

Joy received a master’s degree in Physics and Philosophy from Oxford University. Joy serves on the board of Convoy and is fluent in Farsi.

Christina

Christina Whatley

Christina

Christina Whatley

Christina Whatley joined Generation Investment Management in 2021 and is a member of the Growth Equity strategy. Previously, Christina was a senior associate at Hall Capital Partners on the private equity team and focused on impact and sustainability-oriented investments. ​

Christina received a bachelor’s degree in Economics & International Studies from Spelman College and an MBA from Yale School of Management.

Anthony

Anthony Woolf

Anthony

Anthony Woolf

Anthony Woolf joined Generation Investment Management in 2016 and is a member of the Growth Equity strategy. Previously, Anthony was a vice president at Warburg Pincus and an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley.​

Anthony received an MA in Chemistry from Oxford University and has completed an Investment Management Certificate.

Rose

Rose Yuan

Rose

Rose Yuan

Rose Yuan joined Generation Investment Management in 2021 and is a member of the Growth Equity strategy. Previously, Rose was a vice president at CapitalG on the investment team. She was also at Gusto leading finance, business and operations and strategy for marketing and customer experience. Rose began her career in investment banking at J.P. Morgan and in venture capital at Scale Venture Partners. ​

Rose received a BS in Business Administration from the University of California.