FVCA's newsletter, September 2019
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Impactful Greetings from FVCA!

Impact investing has been the hot topic of the Finnish private equity and venture capital industry in the past few weeks. Check out the latest news and studies about impact investing from this newsletter!

Wishing you a great read and an impactful week!

Best regards,
Pia & Annemari
FVCA's new study: Impact investing in Private Equity
Impact investing is one of the fastest growing investment strategies in the private equity industry. Finnish Venture Capital Association’s (FVCA) new study was conducted by the team's analyst Annemari Kirppu with support from Tesi and Sitra. The study examines the targets, measuring methods, compensation structures and other practices of European private equity (PE) impact investors and the effect the different practices have on the investments’ financial performance as well as the achieved impact. 22 European private equity firms who manage a total of 415 portfolio companies through their impact funds participated in the study.

Press release:
In English | In Finnish

In English | In Finnish

If you would like to receive the entire study, please contact Annemari (annemari.kirppu@paaomasijoittajat.fi)!
On Friday the 6th of September we held a launch event for the study, where the association's Head of analytics Annemari Kirppu presented the study's most relevant findings. We also had a few guest speakers: Marko Kyyrönen (CEO, EduImpact) spoke about impact measurements in education investments, Razi Latif (Lab Manager, UNTIL Finland) introduced The UN's Technology and Innovation Lab in Finland and last but definitely not least Uli Grabenwarter (Deputy Director, EIF) held an inspiring and thought-provoking presentation titled "The New Paradigm for Capitalism: go impact or go nowhere".

The event was very successful and we would like to thank everyone who participated for the excellent questions and lively discussion. See you again in our upcoming events during the fall!
The study received a lot of publicity in the Finnish media
Kauppalehti 5.9.
As Impact Investing has become a major topic in the Private Equity industry, it was great that Kauppalehti, a renowned commerce-oriented newspaper in Finland, released an article about the topic.

Kauppalehti's Elina Lappalainen interviewed Annemari Kirppu and the association's Managing Director Pia Santavirta about impact investing and the new study that FVCA released. The article also discussed the current situation of impact investing among the Finnish private equity industry. IPR.VC's Timo Argillander was also a part of the article as a representative of a company that requires its portfolio companies to be responsible.

Read the whole article from here (only in Finnish)!
Markkinaraati 6.9.
Impact investing was also the topic of MTV3's morning talk show "Markkinaraati" on the 6th of September. The association's Managing Director Pia Santavirta alongside Taaleri's Investment Director Pekka Samuelsson and journalist Elina Lappalainen discussed the differences between responsible investing and impact investing and the profitability of impact investments.

Watch the clip from here (in Finnish)!
Participate in a new study: Impact Investing in Finland!
As a continuum to research by Annemari Kirppu (2019) as well as FVCA, Deloitte & Sitra (2017) on the subject, a new “Impact Investing in Finland” study will be conducted this fall, This study aims at understanding the current state of impact investing in Finland, to identify common problematics, and to share best practices from a perspective of a private equity investor. The study will be conducted through a survey sent to FVCA’s members, private equity investors (VC, Growth, Buyout).
Participate in "Impact Investing in Finland" study: http://bit.ly/AaltoFellows
The deadline for answering the survey is Sunday the 29th of September.
The study is conducted by Aalto Fellows students, Aalto University’s flagship course on growth entrepreneurship, in collaboration with FVCA, Tesi and Sitra. If you want to know more about the study, you can contact the project leader Pauliina Meskanen (pauliina.meskanen@aalto.fi) or the FVCA team (pia.santavirta@fvca.fi).

For more information visit www.aaltofellows.com/impact

Other impact investing news
The topic of impact investing has been visible also in many other Finnish media as well.

Taaleri's Pekka Samielsson wrote a blog post in Kauppalehti about a new survey they conducted regarding Finnish investors' opinions of responsible investing, which revealed that roughly 40 % of the respondents claimed that the impact of their investments will affect their investment decisions in the future and that they believe that impact increases returns.

Elina Lappalainen wrote a column in Talouselämä about the impact startups in Finland, such as Solar Foods, Woodly and Spinnova, that have come up with innovative solutions to global challenges.

In August we had the pleasure to welcome UN's new headquarters for impact investing to Helsinki!

Sitra wrote a blog post about impact investing in private equity that featured also FVCA's new study.

Pellervo Economic Research (PTT) also called for more private investments into achieving the sustainable development goals.

The One Initiative published a report on impact investing in the Nordics featuring also some of our members. The report includes interesting findings about the returns of impact investments as well as some case examples of Nordic impact investors.

–  Building growth
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