Nysnø's mission is related to greenhouse gas emissions, but we take all aspects of sustainability seriously. We integrate environmental, social and governmental issues (ESG) in all our analyses, and expect that the companies we invest in, as well as the companies that we co-invest with, have an awareness and attitude toward ESG that they put into action.
Nysnø's investment mandate is to invest in companies and funds that contribute, directly or indirectly, to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The main focus for investments is the phase from technology development to commercialisation. All investments must have business in or out from Norway.
Nysnø's investment strategy is to make investments in companies where Norway can provide a competitive edge, either to companies arising in Norway or foreign companies looking to establish a footprint in Norway. Our focus at point of investment is the venture stage of company development. We are sector agnostic, seeking greenhouse gas reductions across industries and business models.
When investing in funds we seek either to gain an exposure that cannot be gained through direct investments, that can be gained more efficiently through funds or that demands sector or technology specific expertise.
Nysnø’s ESG approach is based on the company’s core goals:
Profitability: Nysnø' portfolio shall generate attractive risk-adjusted return on investment.
Greenhouse gas emissions: Nysnø's investments support the development and commercialisation of technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This is the company's mission.
Value Adding: Nysnø functions as a catalyst for private investment and business activities, facilitates development of technology and increases awareness of climate gas emissions and sustainability issues.
Long-term view: Nysnø has patient capital with a long-term horizon, and economic, environmental and social profitability is measured on a long-term basis. Future businesses must embrace sustainability.
Nysnø's investment criteria and ESG policy are detailed here: