This week, Frank welcomes Melissa Tse the Head of Venture Investments and Open Innovation at Avery Dennison which has pledged to be net-zero by 2050 with significant sustainability goals set out for 2030 to reduce waste and support the circular economy. In part one, Melissa explains how Avery Dennison is more than just a printing label company and how the organization deploys venture capital in sustainability.
About Melissa Tse: Melissa Tse is the Head of Venture Investments at Avery Dennison, a Fortune 500 materials science company that specializes in labeling and packaging solutions. As part of Avery Dennison’s innovation capabilities, she manages investments and commercial/R&D partnership with start-ups & early stage companies, including strategic initiatives on sustainability. She previously held M&A roles within the financial services industry, including at Bank of America Merrill Lynch; and is graduate of Arizona State University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.