Framework for sustainable investments

CapSek's sustainability framework

Efficiency is a key word in the transition to a sustainable society. Therefore, technology and tech companies play a crucial role in achieving the sustainability goals. We believe that business models and companies that promote a sustainable society are essential for long-term high growth. This applies both when selecting companies to invest in and in the ongoing work of creating value in portfolio companies. A central theme in all companies in CapSek’s portfolio is that through their business models and software, they contribute to the efficiency and digitalization of society.

For CapSek, sustainability thus encompasses many environmental aspects – the efficiency of processes and industries through technology. Developing from analog to digital. For CapSek, digitalization should be about making things smarter, faster, and cheaper. This can, for example, involve delivering a service digitally instead of physically, resulting in environmental and cost savings.

“Sustainability is a crucial issue when CapSek decides whether to engage with a company or not. By raising the question and bringing up sustainability among the companies, CapSek exerts influence. Influence occurs in various stages.”

Stage 1: Which companies should we look at? By being clear about our sustainability mindset, we attract companies with a desirable sustainability profile.

Stage 2: Choosing yes/no to invest during the evaluation of new companies, read more about the criteria below.

Stage 3: As an engaged owner in the companies CapSek has invested in. Influence is exercised through the board and as a co-owner by bringing sustainability issues to the agenda in the companies. Even if CapSek is often a minority owner, we will still have an impact.

Evaluation of new companies to invest in

When evaluating new investments, the target company must meet at least one of the UN’s global sustainability goals, and CapSek prioritizes the sub-goals to:

  • Ensure full participation for women in leadership and decision-making
  • Double the rate of improvement in energy efficiency (by 2030)
  • Promote economic productivity through diversification, technological innovation, and upgrading
  • Improve resource efficiency in consumption and production
  • Upgrade all industry and infrastructure for increased sustainability
  • Promote social, economic, and political inclusion and reduce the environmental impact of cities
  • Encourage companies to adopt sustainable practices and sustainability reporting