Readings

Report on climate and nature 2023

We are facing an existential environmental crisis. Climate change, depletion of natural resources, and biodiversity loss are all major issues that need to be addressed.

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Summa Equity acquires FAST LTA, a leading German provider of secure data storage and archiving solutions

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Summa Equity partners with STIM AS to advance fish health and sustainability in aquaculture

Through a strategic partnership, the companies will collectively pursue their shared objective of aquaculture innovation and improved fish health.

3 min read

Summa Equity has sold its shares in Pagero Group AB (publ) to Thomson Reuters


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Summa Equity pioneers an Article 9 continuation vehicle, accelerating the shift towards a global circular economy

Summa Equity (“Summa”) announces the closing of Summa Circular, an Article 9 continuation fund for NG Group (“NG”), a leading Nordic provider of circular solutions and environmental services.

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Mathem and Oda are merging: Becomes the largest online grocery retailer in the Nordics

Oda, the leading online grocery retailer in Norway, has entered into an agreement to merge with Mathem, Sweden's counterpart, and now the two companies will join forces. Together they will become the Nordic market leader with a combined revenue of over five billion NOK.

3 min read

Vesna Lucca

Kees Kruythoff

Reynir Indahl

Driving global food system transformation with Kees Kruythoff

Kees Kruythoff is a globally experienced business person and entrepreneur who has lived and worked in Europe, South Africa, China, Brazil, and the U.S. He’s committed to building solutions to create a more sustainable and equitable world, but his real passion is finding solutions to drive transformation of the global food system.

5 min read

Kees Kruythoff and Göran Lindö joins Summa Equity as thematic experts

Stockholm, 26 October 2023: Summa Equity (“Summa”) welcomes two new members to the team: Kees Kruythoff has joined the company to work with Sustainable Foods, a subtheme within the Resource Efficiency investment theme, and Göran Lindö will be working with Summa’s Tech-Enabled Transformation investment theme.

3 min read

Reynir Indahl

Vesna Lucca

Stefan Beiten

Using conscious leadership to move from I to we with Stefan Beiten

If you want your organization to move from I to We, you need conscious leadership, says Stefan Beiten, entrepreneur, lawyer, film producer and public speaker. You need to utilize the collective wisdom and collective intelligence of those around you, if you hope to solve the problems we face in the modern world.

5 min read

Reynir Indahl

Vesna Lucca

Adam Grant

How to become your best self with Adam Grant

In this episode of Summa & Friends, Adam discusses boundary setting, why we need a network of disagreeable givers, why we need to ask for advice rather than feedback, and why his ultimate passion is self improvement.

8 min read

Put people before purpose and humanize leadership with Gianpiero Petriglieri

“My passion is this idea of humanizing leadership, of making space for all that is messy and contradicting and complicated in people and in the systems they inhabit.”

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Terje Marthinussen joins Summa Equity

Summa Equity welcomes Terje Marthinussen to the position as CTO of Via Summa.

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How Norway plans to transition to a low carbon economy with Martin Skancke

Martin Skancke is chairman of the Norwegian government's commission on transition to a low carbon economy, he is also chairman of PR (Principles for Responsible Investment) and board member in several companies. Previously, he led an expert group on climate risk in the government’s pension fund global and also the Norwegian climate risk committee. As well as served as Director General at the office of the Norwegian Prime Minister.

8 min read

Emma García Canga

Reflections on Summa’s early steps towards impact-weighted accounting for consumers

Summa Equity has once again partnered with the International Foundation for Valuing Impacts to advance Impact-Weighted Accounting for our portfolio companies. This article focuses on Summa’s learnings from two years of piloting Consumer IWA, as well as Summa’s broader ambitions and predictions for the future of social and environmental impact measurement.

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How to leverage holistic systems thinking in Private Equity investing with Tanya Carmichael

Tanya Carmichael is an experienced private equity investor and leader who came from the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in Canada, but today serves as a thought partner and advisor to investment leaders who want to amplify their impact in private equity investing.

6 min read

Summa Equity announced the sale of leading PropTech Kiona to CAREL

Stockholm, July 24th 2023: Summa Equity (“Summa”), a purpose-driven thematic investment firm, today announces the sale of Kiona, a leading energy efficiency software platform, to global energy efficiency components and solutions provider CAREL.

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Summa Equity announces the sale of its majority stake in Infobric to Stirling Square

Stockholm, 21th June 2023: Summa Equity, a purpose-driven thematic investment firm, today announces the sale of its majority stake in Infobric, a leading provider of software solutions for the European construction industry, to Stirling Square Capital Partners (“Stirling Square”) a pan-European mid-market private equity firm.

5 min read

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.

7 min read

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.

5 min read

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.

7 min read

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.

8 min read