Christian Fuhrhop joins Summa Equity

Summa Equity welcomes Christian Fuhrhop to the position as CFO of Via Summa.

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The importance of the circular economy with Bertrand Camus

Bertrand Camus joined Summa Equity in September 2022 as a member of the Resource Efficiency team, working to identify investment opportunities, develop strategies, and support portfolio companies, with a particular focus on the circularity, waste, and water sectors.

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EU circular markets could be worth EUR 1.5tn by 2040 and save 650 Mt CO2e per year

Stockholm, April 19th – A report published today by Summa Equity (“Summa”) identifies EUR 230bn in investment needs by 2040 for new physical assets and infrastructure alone to enable the transition to a circular European economy. Also, the report highlights several opportunities across multiple sectors for the EU circular economy to reach its true potential.

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How to create sustainable portfolios with Carsten Stendevad

Carsten Stendevad is the co-CIO for sustainability at Bridgewater, the largest hedge fund in the world. Before that he was CEO of ATP, Denmark's national pension plan, where he chaired the investment committee, overseeing the $130 billion portfolio.

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How ESG can help businesses do the right thing with Alison Taylor

Alison Taylor is Clinical Professor at NYU Stern School of Business and Executive Director at Ethical Systems.

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Tackling the cognition crisis through digital medicine with Adam Gazzaley

Adam Gazzaley is a neuroscientist, neurologist, inventor, author, photographer, entrepreneur and investor. He’s also the creator of the world’s first digital medicine to be approved by the FDA to treat children with ADHD.

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Summa Equity invests in Logpoint to create European cybersecurity powerhouse

Summa Equity is acquiring a majority stake in cybersecurity leader Logpoint, investing from its EUR 2.3bn Fund III in European cybersecurity resilience and the protection of the global digital transformation.

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Why the impact revolution will deliver better returns with Sir Ronald Cohen

Sir Ronald (Ronnie) Cohen is a preeminent philanthropist, venture capitalist, private equity investor, social innovator, and impact pioneer who is driving forward the global Impact Revolution. He’s also chairman of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment and The Portland Trust, the Impact Weighted Accounts Initiative at Harvard Business School, as well as co-founding Apax Partners.

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Summa's approach to impact investing

The document reflect the most recent regulatory guidance and learnings from Summa investments made to date. Over time, we will continue to refine these guidelines based on the latest thinking and accepted standards for impact investing. Our hope is that this serves to create more transparency for Summa’s work and contributes to ongoing dialogue in the space about how to invest with impact intentionality.

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The only mistake is being afraid of making mistakes

Amy Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, has recently written a new book coming out this fall: The Right Kind of Wrong: The science of failing well. Why? Because in our modern world, it really matters that we learn to navigate failure.

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Stephanie Caspar joins Summa Equity

Summa Equity welcomes new Partner Stephanie Caspar to the position of Head of Portfolio and Via Summa.

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Why Collaboration is Key to Achieving the 17 SDGs

John W MacArthur is Senior Fellow and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Development at the Brookings Institution, and co-founder and co-chair of 17 Rooms, a partnership between the Center for Sustainable Development at Brookings and The Rockefeller Foundation.

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Strategy for Impact in the World of Sustainable Investing with Zoe Bulger

With a background in the social sector focused on supporting mission-oriented founders and organizations, Zoe Bulger, Impact Manager at Summa Equity, is all about integrating impact and ESG across the investment process and across portfolio companies, as well as the reporting side of it.

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New company, Velsera, represents Summa Equity’s vision to improve global health outcomes

Stockholm, 12 January 2023 – New company Velsera was announced today at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, California. The vision for Velsera is supported by thematic-focused impact fund Summa Equity (“Summa”).

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Reframing Mindset to Help Build Better Leaders with Roberto Verganti

Roberto Verganti is Professor of Leadership and Innovation at the Stockholm School of Economics, and Design Theory and Practice at the Harvard Business School. Roberto firmly believes that reframing is the most advanced leadership skill leaders can possess. But what is reframing?

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Summa Equity, Verdane, and Kinnevik invest NOK 1.5 bn in Norwegian online grocery store Oda

Summa Equity partners with investment companies Verdane and Kinnevik as co-investors in Norwegian Oda to solidify its position as a leading, profitable, and sustainable online grocery store. This means that even more customers in Norway, Finland, and Germany will get access to affordable grocery products, delivered to their doorstep.

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Why We Need a Common Standard for Sustainable Reporting with Conor Kehoe

Having spent the majority of his career at McKinsey & Co, Conor Kehoe lived the intergenerational, integrated thinking that is so desperately needed in public companies. Now, as Chair of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), Conor is championing for integrated reporting and accounting practices to become mainstream.

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Why Unity and Collaboration are Key to Saving the World with Gro Harlem Brundtland

Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland is a physician, politician, and the former Prime Minister of Norway, as well as former Director General of the World Health Organization. In 1983, the World Commission on Environment and Development, known as the Brundtland Commission, was established and chaired by Gro. Then, in 1987, they published a report called The Brundtland Report.

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Summa Equity won two awards at the Private Equity Exchange and Awards 2022

For the third time in a row, Summa Equity won the award for best Nordic LBO fund and Best ESG Private Equity Initiatives.

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Why Impact Investing is a Sustainable Solution to Global Challenges with H.S.H. Prince Max von und zu Liechtenstein

H.S.H. Prince Max von und zu Liechtenstein is chairman of the wealth and asset manager, LGT group, managing over $300 billion US dollars worth of client assets from offices in 20 of the world’s key financial centers.

But what motivates Prince Max, a member of the Liechtenstein Princely Family, a family that has been entrepreneurial for centuries and today runs a company portfolio ranging from agriculture and forestry to the production of alternative energies and the financial industry?

Let’s find out.

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Bertrand Camus joins Summa Equity

Stockholm, 22 September 2022: Summa Equity (“Summa”, welcomes Bertrand Camus, the former CEO of French multinational utility company SUEZ, as a thematic partner.

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Why Businesses Need to be Challenged on Their Social & Environmental Efforts with Tariq Fancy

Tariq Fancy, founder of Rumie Initiative, an education tech company using innovative mobile based micro learning to bring free digital learning and to close learning gaps, last year wrote a manifesto outlining how he had gone from evangelizing sustainable investing for the world’s largest investment firm BlackRock, to criticizing sustainable investing as a dangerous placebo that harms the public interest.

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Highlights from Impact/Return

As part of Stockholm Impact Week, Summa Equity (“Summa”) co-hosted Impact/Return, together with the Norrsken Foundation. The event is all about how the world’s greatest challenges are also the world’s greatest opportunities for impact investors (something Summa can get behind!).

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