Ka-Hay Law, investment director, Telus Pollinator Fund for Good, is one of our emerging leaders in corporate venturing in 2023.

Ka-Hay Law, Emerging Leaders 2023

Canadian telecommunications firm Telus’ Pollinator Fund for Good hired Ka-Hay Law in July 2021 as an investment director where she sources, evaluates and carries out deals, focusing on sustainability and sustainable agriculture. She has also helped the fund develop its impact management practice. 

Telus Pollinator Fund is a C$100m impact fund launched in late 2020 to target early-stage developers of technology that can promote positive social and environmental impact including environmental sustainability, responsible agriculture and social and economic inclusion. 

The unit’s recent investments include commercial agroforestry management platform Propagate, online marketing tool provider Shoelace Learning and TMRW Food, a plant-based food developer.

The Pollinator Fund concentrates on seed and series A-stage funding, with equity, providing between C$250,000 and C$5m per deal.

Telus also runs a separate corporate venture capital unit called Telus Ventures, which manages a 40-strong portfolio and has led an investment in the health-tracking service Social Impact Bond. The sister unit is overseen by Mario Mele, vice president of corporate planning and strategy.

Before joining Telus, Law spent more than a decade at the Lundin Foundation, a non-profit organisation formed by the mining group, Lundin Group of Companies, most recently as VP of impact and investments. 

During her time at the Lundin Foundation, she helped manage impact investment and strategic grant portfolio in the Southeast Asia region, form the Scandinavia strategy and oversee accelerator programmes focused on refugee integration. 

Prior to joining the Lundin Foundation, Law spent about three years in African countries including Zambia, Ghana and Malawi. She did a one-year stint in Usaid Profit and spent two-and-a-half years at Engineers Without Borders Canada, where she worked on impact initiatives including agriculture, financial inclusion and veterinary services.

See the full list of Emerging Leaders 2023 here.

Edison Fu

Edison Fu is a reporter and Asia liaison at Global Corporate Venturing.