Find an Impact Investor

Here are some of the investors, business angels, foundations and other organizations that invest in impact businesses in the Nordics.

Denmark

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The Danish Green Investment Fund

The fund is provided with up to DKK 5 billion of loan capital to invest in various projects facilitating the sustainable development of society. Environmental considerations and commercial business are two sides of the same coin.

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The European Social Fund

ESF financing of EUR 10 billion a year is improving job prospects for millions of Europeans, in particular those who find it difficult to get work.

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Nordic Impact Funds

Our mission is to improve quality of life for low-income people in East Africa by capitalizing enterprises with a scalable and economically viable model for impact.

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The Social Capital Fund

The Social Capital Fund invests in and develops companies that can reconcile social and business success. Companies that allow people in a vulnerable situation to meet their potentials.

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The Velux Foundations

The Velux Foundations make grants to social projects in Denmark and abroad.

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Voluntas Investments

Voluntas Investments focuses on innovative investment opportunities that provide MSCI World Index exceeding returns as well as create a positive social impact. From deal flow and due diligence to deal closing and active ownership, we assist our customers along all dimensions of investing for a meaningful return.

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Finland

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Cleantech Invest

The purpose is to improve the Earth’s ecosystems and the quality of life through investing in and accelerating companies which solve global environmental challenges.

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Epiqus

Epiqus manages capital to create measurable social and environmental impact alongside financial return. We also dedicate 50% of our profits to social and environmental mission goals.

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The European Social Fund

ESF financing of EUR 10 billion a year is improving job prospects for millions of Europeans, in particular those who find it difficult to get work.

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Sitra (The Finnish Innovation Fund)

The projects that receive funding are related to Sitra’s themes "Capacity for renewal", "Resource-wise and carbon-neutral society" and "New working life and the sustainable economy".

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Iceland

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Kveikja

Kveikja aims to be the leading authority on social entrepreneurship in Iceland. They believe social entrepreneurs are the future wave of purpose-full individuals and organizations that will not only create value for their organizations but society at large and will transform “business as usual”.

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Norway

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Ferd

Ferd will show that investments in social entrepreneurship are excellent value creation. They invest in social entrepreneurs that reflect their vision to create enduring value and leaving lasting footprints.

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Nordic Impact

Nordic Impact is a company that invests in startups based around technology with a mission to have a positive impact on society. 

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TD Veen

TD Veen has chosen to focus on four areas of social entrepreneurship: young people, rehabilitation, pure food and redesign/recycling. The social entrepreneurs are all in the start-up or development stage of a sustainable business, product or service.

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Voxtra

Voxtra invest for profit, but only in African companies whose success is tightly linked to improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. Our investments enable such companies to grow and create both financial returns and social impact.

Sweden

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The European Social Fund

ESF financing of EUR 10 billion a year is improving job prospects for millions of Europeans, in particular those who find it difficult to get work.

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Hjärna Hjärta Cash

Impact entrepreneur Amir Sajadi invests his time, know how and money in projects and enterprises that would like to improve the Swedish society.

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Impact Invest Scandinavia

Impact Invest Scandinavia’s  investors are interested in scalable solutions across a variety of sectors including social integration, sustainable consumption, housing, and more.

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Inkludera Invest

'Inkludera' invests in social development. The investment does not consist of money but a long-term partnership with our entrepreneurs. Their employees' skills and time are the main focus. They also expect a return, but neither is this monetary. The return is the social development of the entrepreneurs.

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Leksell Social Ventures

Leksell Social Ventures is an investment company that supports social entrepreneurship and social innovation for a better Sweden.

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Mikrofonden

Mikrofonden (microfinance in Sweden) offer guarantees and capital investments to Swedish companies, associations, cooperatives, businesses and projects in social economy and local development.

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Norrsken Foundation

The Norrsken initiatives combine high risk with high impact. We believe this is an unexplored territory in a world where non-profits avoid financial risks and venture capitalists focus only on financial return.

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Vinnova

Vinnova's Social Innovation program is aimed at community entrepreneurs, industry elders and non-profit organizations with new, smart, long-term sustainable solutions that create positive social impacts. There may be new goods, services, methods or business models that fulfill social needs and solve societal challenges.

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