Everything we do has an enduring impact on society, our economy, and the environment.

Focused venture is needed to support the next generation of business leaders.

 

We help founders create sustainable impact by directing capital, competencies, and support towards sustainable enterprises and technological applications that will solve the world’s most immediate challenges.

Our impact-driven team has a proven track-record in sustainability, tech, finance, and venture. We have a deep sense of respect for the challenges and opportunities founders face daily, and we help founders lay enduring foundations to create companies that matter.

 

We invest in the best founders that have chosen to build scalable and profitable solutions to change the world for the better and whose ideas resolve global challenges while creating lasting impact and attractive returns.

We invest in both ed-tech, energy innovation, and food and agriculture – areas where the need for sustainable solutions is urgent, and where the business potential is extensive.

 

Everything we do has an enduring and positive impact on society, our economy, and the environment.
 

Anne-Louise Thon-Jensen

Managing Partner

Anne-Louise is one of the most influential pioneers within sustainability. She has more than 25 years of experience in sustainability from a wide range of sectors and countries and sits in various boards and advisory committees including the Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship as well as the Danish Growth Fund.

 

Anne-Louise is a sustainability and due diligence expert and is the founder and co-founder of multiple unique concepts within corporate sustainability and responsible investing. She has worked with sustainable business development all over the world and has extensive experience with due diligence processes, stakeholder engagement, technical assistance, project development and management in emerging and developed markets.

 

Through the creation of the boutique sustainability consultancy, SDG Lead, and the sustainable investment fund, SDG Invest, Anne-Louise has consolidated herself as an industry leader within corporate sustainability and responsible investing.

 

 

Management and Investment Team

We have a successful track record in venture and sustainable investmens. As a team we have worked together since 2016 at SDG Lead and have created the Sustainability Scorecard used to analyse impact in global corporations as well as venture investments.

Anne-Louise Thon-Jensen

Anne-Louise Thon

Managing Partner

Sustainability expert. Former PwC and founder of SDG Invest and SDG Lead. Member of the Board of Directors at the Danish Growth Fund. 

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Simon Hansen

Simon Hansen

Investment Associate

Simon has been working with startups, venture and investments for a number of years and is an expert in sourcing and evaluating the best deals.

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Gitte Gram Løth

Sustainability Lead

Gitte is our expert in impact assessment and has been working with  with sustainability and impact in a corporate, public and NGO context for several years.
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Michelle L. Nielsen

Analyst

 Michelle has analysed hundreds of corporate sustainability strategies  assessing their impact.

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Investment Committee

The VÅR Investment Committee consists of highly experienced entrepreneurs and experts. An impact­-driven team with proven track ­record in sustainability, tech, finance and venture.

Maria Hjort

Maria Hjorth
General Partner

Board professional with C-suite background covering corporate finance, consulting, technology, and financial asset management.

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David Westmark Højelsen

David W. Højelsen General Partner

Serial tech entrepreneur. Co-founder and former CTO of Mono Solutions.

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Mette Fløe Nielsen

Mette Fløe Nielsen
General Partner

Business angel and advisor. Founder of The Impact Collective. Private portfolio of 30+ start-ups and scale-ups. Board member at several impact start-ups. 

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Louise Lachmann

Louise Lachmann
General Partner

Serial tech entrepreneur. Co-founder and former CEO of Mono Solutions. Board and grant committee member of various start-up initiatives.

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Camilla Bredholdt
Limited Partner

Seasoned impact investor and board member. Founder of Medecins Sans Frontiers Denmark.

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Anne-Louise Thon-Jensen

Anne-Louise Thon Managing Partner

Sustainability expert. Former PwC and founder of SDG Invest. Member of the Board of Directors at the Danish Growth Fund. 

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Advisory Board

Our global network of expert advisors ensures that we invest in the best solutions and provide our portfolio companies with expert advice and guidance.

Lars Fjeldsøe-Nielsen

Lars is General Partner at the US Venture Capital Fund. He is an experienced venture capitalist with involvement in  tech companies such as Uber, Dropbox and WhatsApp.

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Roy Steiner

Roy is the Senior Vice President for the Food Initiative at The Rockefeller Foundation, where he leads a team focused on creating access to nourishing food for millions of people in the U.S. and around the world.

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Will Day

Will Day is a Fellow at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership. He is a former sustainability advisor at PwC and has experience from various advisory boards. 

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Expert Advisors

Our global network of expert advisors ensures that we invest in the best solutions and provide our portfolio companies with expert advice and guidance. They help founders navigate areas that are critical to building and scaling their business. They are used in our active ownership strategy to ensure progress and impact throughout the holding period. 

Lars Fjeldsøe-Nielsen

Lars is General Partner at the US Venture Capital Fund. He is an experienced venture capitalist with involvement in  tech companies such as Uber, Dropbox and WhatsApp.

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Marie Bugge Severinsen

Marie is the Managing Partner and Founder of Green Nest Partner. She has extensive experience from the energy sector with a background from Dong Energy, Ørsted, and European Energy A/S.

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Roy Steiner

Roy is the Senior Vice President for the Food Initiative at The Rockefeller Foundation, where he leads a team focused on creating access to nourishing food for millions of people in the U.S. and around the world.

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Tamela Noboa

Tamela is Managing Director of Impact(Ed) International. She has extensive board and advisory board experience.

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Geoff Lane

Geoff Lane is a former Partner at PwC where he was working on sustainability and climate change issues and was a leading member of PwC's global sustainability network of 800 professionals.

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Steen Andersen

Steen is an experienced Executive Director with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organisation management industry. He is the CEO and Founder of the independant consultancy firm Steen Andersen Consult.

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Gerry McCollum

Gerry is the CEO of Chicoa Fish Farm and Aquafeeds located in Mozambique and Zimbabwe. 

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Henrik Beha Pedersen

Henrik is the Founder of Plasic Change - an international organisation based in Denmark that works to raise awareness about the consequences of the increasing pollution of plasic. He has extensive board and advisory board experience. 

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Helle Guldbrandt Lachmann

Helle Guldbrandt Lachmann

Helle is Chief Legal Advisor at Danish Agricultre & Food Council. She has more than 10 years of experience within the food and agriculture industries.

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Annemarie Meisling

Annemarie is Senior Director of Corporate Affairs & Sustainability at Chr. Hansen. She is a keynote speaker, strategic advisor and board member. 

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Jan Mattson

Jan is a champion of ESG and sustainability, as strategic advisor to and board member of several organizations and companies. He was previously head of UNOPS, and social and environmental safeguard inspector at the World Bank. 

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Will day

Will Day

Will is a Fellow at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership. He is a former sustainability advisor at PwC and has experience from various advisory boards. 

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Anne Malberg Horsager

Anne Malberg Horsager

Anne is the Program Director at DTU Executive School of Business. She is an experienced board member and the Chair of EdTech Denmark.

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Troels Schönfeldt

Troels is the CEO of Seaborg Technologies creating advanced and innovative nuclear reactor technology to provide abundant, affordable, and sustainable energy available to all. He Holds a Ph.D. in nuclear and neutron physics from Danmarks Tekniske Univeristet (DTU).

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Erik Steffensen

Erik is director within R&D, Manufacturing and Quality at Novo Nordisk. He has more than 20 years of leadership experience and holds degrees from renowned businesses schools such as Harvard Business School, IMD Business School, and London Business School.

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Edward Pollard

Edward is a Strategic Director at The Biodiversity Consultancy. He has 25 years’ experience in global biodiversity conservation and is a leading expert in business and biodiversity. He supports companies embed nature into their process and procedures and strengthen their role in a Nature Positive future.  

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