Responsibility is the foundation of our business, and it allows us to influence social well-being and sustainable development.
Through our private equity funds, co-investments and other investment activity, we have developed projects that have created jobs and the prerequisites for social development. Through our Rental Home fund, we seek to diversify and facilitate the availability of reasonably-priced rental housing in Finnish growth centres.
Our Circular Economy fund channels investments into Finnish growth companies operating in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Through our Africa real estate funds, we lay the groundwork for social development in Kenya, Rwanda and Mozambique.
The Energy segment’s first fund that invests internationally in wind and solar energy was established in the summer of 2017. Its renewable energy projects reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Responsibility is a factor in the evaluation of all investment targets.
We want to grow in a profitable manner and act responsibly towards our customers and society. We have signed the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI). We also joined the CDP in 2017. CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) is a non-profit organisation that collects and distributers information of emissions generated by companies, among other things. We utilise the data received through CDP to evaluate the carbon footprint of our investments. We are one of the founding members of FINSIF
(Finland’s Sustainable Investment Forum) and are involved with FIBS (Finnish Business & Society), a network aiming to promote socially and financially sustainable businesses in Finland.
We have also joined the Finnish Venture Capital Association, which promotes the growth, competitiveness and internationalisation of companies by ensuring the functionality, growth and efficiency of the private equity sector.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which entered into force at the beginning of 2016, will help to realise the responsibility goals in practice. With their help, we can pay closer attention to the positive environmental impacts of companies and develop their future applications in our investment activities.