In the Nordic countries, we have a long tradition of investing in commercial companies solely for economic growth and capitalization of assets. As in many other countries, investments in environmental and social development usually come from welfare programs, public funds and donations.

In recent years, however, a new type of investor has emerged. Some high net individuals, philanthropists, business angels, venture companies and private and public funds now also invest in commercial companies that solve social and environmental challenges which the public sector fails to resolve. We call these frontrunners “impact investors”.

Meet some of the leading impact investors in the Nordic region.