Sustainable investment policies


Evaluating and managing the opportunities and risks of sustainable investment and corporate responsibility, i.e. environmental and social responsibility and good governance (ESG), has become part of daily business in private equity and venture capital funds and their portfolio companies. Evaluating the sustainability and corporate responsibility related opportunities and risks enables the identification of new sustainability-based business opportunities to increase the value of the portfolio companies.
Finnish Venture Capitalist Association considers the principles of sustainable investment and improving diversity in the industry an integral part in the operation of the private equity and venture capital industry.




1. We have included the principles of sustainable investment as part of the association’s Code of conduct, which the association’s actual members have committed to follow in their business. Corresponding changes have also been made to the association’s Openness and Transparency Recommendation.


2. We have issued the actual members of the association a (non-binding) recommendation on how responsible investment and corporate responsibility of portfolio companies can be implemented in practice.


3. We also offer our members information and training on sustainable finance and corporate responsibility issues, and conduct research on the development of sustainable finance in the industry.


Association’s rules and Code of conduct – clause 11


Openness and transparency recommendations –  clause j


Sustainable Investment in private equity and venture capital industry (coming soon in English)


Read more about sustainable investing from the Invest Europe webpage:


Responsible investment