Track: Venture capital & food
Claire Smith is a vegan entrepreneur and impact investor based in Geneva, Switzerland. She has created a humane investment platform Beyond Investing designed for vegans and environmentalists, which includes programs in both public listed equity markets and venture capital, directly founding and investing in vegan, plant-based and cruelty-free businesses. Beyond Advisors is the architect of the US Vegan Climate Index, a stock index which screens out all animal exploitation and fossil fuel from a US market benchmark. She is a co-founder of Beyond Animal, an online platform to accelerate the growth of a thriving vegan economy, and the founder of Beyond Cruelty Foundation, formed to campaign for zero animal exploitation and to fund safe havens for animals.