Climate Endowment Group

FOR IMPACT AND PROFIT

Connect long-term capital to move to a sustainable and decarbonised economy for future generations.

Reduce CO2 Emissions by investing in infrastructure, real estate, companies and technologies.

Invest endowment-style for more attractive returns than traditional asset allocation.

WHAT IS OUR VISION?

to be long-term stewards of capital and the environment

Achieve attractive risk-adjusted returns and cut global CO2 emissions

ABOUT CLIMATE ENDOWMENT

Climate Endowment is a climate-focused investment company employing the multi-asset class endowment style, pioneered by Yale and Harvard university endowments. We aim to achieve both solid long-term risk-adjusted returns and a significant reduction of global CO2 emissions. It was launched by experienced investment professionals and entrepreneurs as an urgent response to the Climate Crisis and to the European voters’ demand for a Green Revolution.

We seek lower risk and lower return investments than most of the private equity industry and aim to cater to the risk profile of more conservative investors. Climate Endowment focuses on investments in scalable platforms with infrastructure / hard asset characteristics based on proven technologies with significantly lower CO2 emissions.

RETURN AND IMPACT

ACHIEVE LONG-TERM SUSTAINABLE ENDOWMENT-TYPE RETURNS​

GROW TO CUT 2% OF GLOBAL CO2 EMISSIONS OVER 30 YEARS

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FLEXIBILITY

To achieve solid risk-adjusted returns, we invest flexibly across the capital structure via public/private debt/equity and across multiple industries.

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INDUSTRY-AGNOSTIC

We are industry-agnostic but work on a dual target with both a financial hurdle and clear climate target to reduce CO2 and other greenhouse gases.

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FINANCE NEW BUSINESSES

We want to take part in financing new businesses and construction of additional capacity of low CO2 emission yet sufficiently mature technologies.

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ASSETS ACQUISITION

We do not want to just acquire second-hand fully-operating assets as this is not a good way to speed up the transition to a low carbon emission economy.

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CONSTRUCTION RISKS

We rather share the construction risk with developers if needed to bring projects faster online and achieve higher returns.

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TEAM

Our team includes several entrepreneurs and engineers from a variety of relevant sectors who enable us to work closer with business and JV partners.

"We see strong potential for investments in renewable energy generation, energy storage, electric mobility, water treatment, desalination, waste treatment, as well as agriculture and forestry."

FounderS & PartnerS

INDIVIDUAL COMMITMENT TO A GROUP EFFORT

PATRICK HOREND

15y investment experience across asset classes; 9y in Global Special Situations & Risk management of an International Investment Fund

MARKUS HASINGER

25y management experience in MNCs and SMEs, of which >10y as entrepreneur and company builder

PHILIPPE DESFOSSÉS

Ex CEO of ERAFP France’s largest pension fund, 25y in asset management

MARKUS BODENMEIER

Co-founder of a family office for UN SDG investments, CFO NIXDORF KAPITAL AG, 25y as entrepreneur

JOHN MOORHEAD

President Drawdown Switzerland, Advisory Board Climate & Sustainability, Board Member Drawdown Europe Research Assoc.

LATEST NEWS

The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change  (IIGCC) launched the „Net Zero Investment Framework”, enabling investors to maximise the contribution…

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Munich/Berlin, January 2021 – The Climate Endowment Group (“CE”) is proud to announce that John Moorhead is joining the team…

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GET IN TOUCH

    MUNICH OFFICE

    Oberanger 38
    80331 Munich, Germany

    +49 89 2000 50 3 40