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

CEO & Global CIO

PHILIPPE DESFOSSÉS

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

PATRICK HOREND

15y investment experience across asset classes; 9y in Global Special Situations & Risk management
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

MARKUS HASINGER

25y management experience in MNCs and SMEs, of which >10y as entrepreneur and company builder
CIO D/A/CH

MARKUS BODENMEIER

Co-founder & CFO AQAL AG, family office for UN SDG investments, CFO NIXDORF KAPITAL AG, 25y experience as an entrepreneur
Chief Impact Officer

JOHN MOORHEAD

President of Drawdown Switzerland, an advisory board member of Climate and Sustainability, board member of the Drawdown Europe Research Association
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

JOCHEN WERMUTH

20y experience in asset management, family office principal & fund manager, first green investment in 2000

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)
MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY BOARD

ASTRID MANROTH

Director of Climate Finance at the European Climate Foundation, 20yrs experience in  Sustainability
MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY BOARD

ELLEN DORSEY

Executive Director at Wallace Global Fund, 25yrs philanthropic Investment experience
MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY BOARD

LUCY MORTIMER

Founder of Archipelago Eco Investors, 20yrs Asset Management experience

LATEST NEWS

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

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Invest into hydropower plants with very low CO2 emissions, real assets with a life cycle of up to 100 years…

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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