Sustainability as acompass for success

Investing means not just believing in the future but also setting the right course to deliver that future. As venture capital investors, we have to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the future viability of business ideals and models, so that each of our investment decisions contributes to improving patients’ lives as well as generating attractive financial returns.  At Wellington Partners, we are aware of our responsibility, and consistently align our actions with a defined set of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria.

Many of our investments have contributed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) set by the United Nations. The SDGs are a collection of 17 global goals with 169 underlying targets designed as a blueprint to achieve a more sustainable future for all.

Specifically, our portfolio has supported the targets under:

SDG 3 Good Health and Well-Being:

  • 3.2 (end preventable newborn death)
  • 3.4 (reduce premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health)
  • 3B (provide access to affordable vaccines)

SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth:

  • 8.3 (support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises)

SDG 9 Industries, Innovation and Infrastructure:

  • 9.5 (enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries)

In addition, Wellington Partners is a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).