Having a long-term, responsible and sustainable approach to investment and ownership is EQT's way of creating value for society at large. EQT has a number of partnerships to support the wider society, including local communities, and the broader financial/private equity industry.
EQT is a strong promoter of responsible investment and ownership practices and increased transparency in the private equity and financial industry. As such, EQT frequently engages in discussions with investors, peers and advisors as well as supports and participates in various conferences and seminars. EQT is an active member of Invest Europe and participates in its various other working groups/forums, including being represented on the RI Roundtable. In addition, EQT engages in various organizations, including:
- DVCA - The Danish Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
- FVCA - The Finnish Venture Capital Association
- NVCA - The Norwegian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association
- SVCA - The Swedish Private Equity and Venture Capital Industry Association
The PRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment with over 2,000 signatories around the world. The PRI acts in the long-term interests of its signatories, of the financial markets and economies in which they operate and ultimately of the environment and society as a whole. EQT became a signatory to the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in 2010 and has since 2013/14 reported according to the PRI Reporting Framework. Being a strong promoter of transparency, EQT has since inception made all its responses in the reports publicly available. The reports are available here.
- Level 20
Level20 is a not for profit organisation founded in 2015 by 12 women working in senior roles in private equity, aligned around a common vision of improving gender diversity in the industry. EQT has been an active promoter to the roll-out into the Nordics.
BSR is a global non-profit business network and consultancy dedicated to sustainability. BSR develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. EQT works together with BSR on due-diligence, evaluation processes in order to address sustainability throughout the entire investment and ownership period.
FCLTGlobal is a non-profit organization with the mission of rebalancing capital markets to support a long-term, sustainable economy, and stimulating long-term behaviour across the investment value chain. FCLTGlobal conducts research and develops tools to drive long-term value, with the guiding principle that working toward short-term financial targets comes at the expense of long-term value creation. EQT collaborates with FCLT and other members on various aspects of their research agenda.
To further advance society and drive positive change, EQT collaborates with academia, including meeting with, and presenting to, different schools and universities, and participating in interviews for several research papers on sustainability. EQT collaborates with organizations and institutions such as Stockholm School of Economics (including the J&M Wallenberg Chair in Innovative and Sustainable Business) and Vinnova Development, just to mention a few.
In connection with EQT’s public listing in 2019, the EQT Foundation was set up, a foundation that will drive EQT’s global philanthropic activities, and complement the firm’s ambitions of making a positive impact with everything it does.
Read more about EQT Foundation here