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."

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INDIVIDUAL COMMITMENT TO A GROUP EFFORT

Co-CEO & Global CIO

PHILIPPE DESFOSSÉS

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

JOCHEN WERMUTH

20y experience in asset management, family office principal & fund manager, first green investment in 2000
Founder & CIO D/A/CH

MARKUS BODENMEIER

Co-founder & CFO AQAL AG, family office for UN SDG investments, 25y experience as an entrepreneur
FOUNDER & DEPUTY CEO

PATRICK HOREND

15y investment experience across asset classes; 9y in Global Special Situations & Risk management
Impact Officer

LINDA RICHTER

10y experience in NGOs and sustainable project development, ex CEO of the Impact Hub Munich.
COO

MARKUS HASINGER

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

ADVISORY BOARD

CHAIRMAN OF THE ADVISORY BOARD

STEPHEN BLYTH

Former President and Chief Executive Officer of Harvard Management Company, Harvard University
MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY BOARD

MATS ANDERSSON

Former CEO for one of Sweden's major pension funds Fjärde AP-fonden (AP4)

LATEST NEWS

Highlights:• The Climate Endowment Hydropower Fund concentrates on medium-sized run-of-river power plants in Europe, some of which are too small…

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Climate Endowment Group and Akcome signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly set up a climate-focused asset manager in Singapore.…

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GET IN TOUCH

BERLIN OFFICE
Johannistrasse 3
10117 Berlin, Germany

+49 30 278 909 20

MUNICH OFFICE

Oberanger 38
80331 Munich, Germany

+49 89 2000 50 3 40