Intention, Investment & Impact
Impact investing refers to investments made to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. With our impact investing funds, return on investment meets social and environmental sustainability, something that benefits us all.
Impact Investment is based on three I’s: Intention, Investment and Impact.
The intention of an investment is where it all begins. Each investment has its unique intention. But the intention at PEQ is always clear and two-folded:
- to have a positive social or environmental impact through our investments
- generate a financial return on capital
Sustainable investments are often described as ESG – with Environmental, Social, and Governance aspects. Before investing, we perform a thorough ESG due diligence to ensure that the company aligns with our values. Investing in ESG is investing in the future.
We invest in Swedish small-sized companies focusing on cleantech, tech enablement, and changing demographics.
In reality, we refer to impact in plural, impacts. That is what we aim for: social impact, technological impact, environmental impact, and financial impact.
Through our investments, we want to contribute to sustainable solutions. This is achieved by explicitly and systematically including ESG aspects in the investment analysis and decisions.
Our impact investing spans across all the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals. Through our funds, we create impact by improving and expanding more environmentally friendly solutions, facilitating easier mobility, and streamlining resources.
Besides the above mentioned positive impacts, we also create a positive financial impact for our investors. With PEQ, we give a good return on investment by increasing the value of the companies from a mid-term perspective.
Impact investing themes
We profoundly believe in empowering businesses through technology. New opportunities arise as the world gets more digitalized. This enables knowledge and businesses to thrive in new ways.
Changing demographics create new patterns, challenges, and opportunities. As we live longer, move into cities, we need companies that facilitate the increasing health needs, urbanization, and migration. Companies such as Boost and CL Fitness produce a positive impact on health and aging by using high-tech equipment.
We invest in clean technologies that aim to reduce negative environmental impacts. One example is our portfolio company Järven Ecotech that provides key solutions for industries and municipalities with stormwater treatment needs.