Verdane publishes 2022 Sustainability Report

We are pleased to publish our annual Sustainability Report, which you can read here. We are delighted to share the progress made towards our ambitious targets, and highlight key initiatives including our B-Corp certification and Verdane’s pioneering commitment to neutralise all future residual scope 1 – 3 emissions with engineered, permanent carbon removal.

At Verdane, we firmly believe that our core value of respecting people and the planet creates the foundation for delivering superior future returns. We invest in companies positioned to succeed in the long term, in a more sustainable future economy when externalities are priced, regulations tightened and consumer preferences changed. Our consistent, strong returns validate this approach. Verdane’s excellent track record has also been validated by third parties, most recently when the HEC-Dow Jones performance ranking named Verdane the top performing private equity firm in the European mid-market. We are proud to align impact with financial success, championing a win-win approach and fulfilling our moral and fiduciary obligations to stakeholders.


We support companies to thrive in a better future and aim to always sell a more sustainable company than the one we invested in. Verdane’s Elevate team of over 30 in-house operational experts support portfolio companies across the entire sustainability journey, from strategy to implementation.

Sustainability is deeply embedded into everything we do and informs every aspect of our work. We will continue to raise the bar for ourselves in the pursuit of a more sustainable and profitable future. We invite you to explore this report, which we hope will serve to inspire accountability and action. We have made significant progress, but we are only just getting started.

Click here to read the full report.

About Verdane

Verdane is a specialist growth investment firm that partners with tech-enabled and sustainable European businesses. Verdane can invest as a minority or majority investor, either in single companies or through portfolios of companies, and looks to deploy inside two core growth themes; digitalisation and decarbonisation.

Verdane funds hold over €6 billion in total commitments and have made over 300 investments in fast-growing businesses since 2003. Verdane’s team of over 130 investment professionals and operating experts, based out of Berlin, Munich, Copenhagen, Helsinki, London, Oslo and Stockholm, is dedicated to being the preferred growth partner to tech-enabled and sustainable businesses in Europe.

Verdane is also a certified B Corporation, the most ambitious sustainability accreditation globally. The firm only backs businesses that pass its 2040 test, which indicates whether the company can thrive in a more sustainable future economy. Verdane is partly owned by the Verdane Foundation, which is focused on two areas: climate change and more equitable and inclusive local communities.

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