GEF is a pioneer in sustainability and impact investing with a special focus on environmental and resource productivity matters. We are passionate believers and advocates that financial returns and positive impacts — both environmental and social — are not mutually exclusive. In fact, we believe that sustainable financial returns are strongly correlated with proactive management of environmental, social and governance risks.

The businesses in which we have invested are intended, as part of our investment strategy, to make positive contributions to the environment and improve resource and energy efficiency, and we seek to confirm our investment thesis with rigorous and quantifiable assessment.