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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.”

7 min read

Terje Marthinussen joins Summa Equity

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

2 min read

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.

8 min read

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.

5 min read

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.

3 min read

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.

4 min read

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

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.

5 min read

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.

7 min read

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.

15 min read

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.

8 min read

Stephanie Caspar joins Summa Equity

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

3 min read

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.

7 min read

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.

7 min read

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”).

5 min read

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?

7 min read

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.

4 min read