Renaissance

Renaissance
EPFL Innovation Park, Bât. C
1015 Lausanne
Schweiz
www.renaissance.net

Category

Member

Member type

Asset owner / Investment foundation

Contact person

Christian Waldvogel
cw@renaissance.net

Type of activity in sustainable finance

Sustainable asset management, Sustainable private equity management, ESG integration in asset management

General description of organisation

Renaissance provides Swiss pension funds with the opportunity to invest in Swiss non-quoted SME. Renaissance is an investment foundation under the supervision of the OAK BV and managed by Renaissance Management in Lausanne and Zürich. 45 Swiss pension funds for a total of CHF 400 million have subscribed to the Renaissance funds since 1997. Renaissance’s latest fund – RENAISSANCE EVERGREEN – is dedicated exclusively to the financing of well-established and successful Swiss SMEs (“buyouts”). RENAISSANCE EVERGREEN innovates with a yearly dividend pay-out, a lower cost structure and an active ESG engagement.

Reason for membership with SSF

Renaissance has intensified its ESG engagement with the launch of its latest fund – RENAISSANCE EVERGREEN. The « evergreen » denomination means that the investments can be held for an indeterminate period of time, hence allowing an in-depth and long-term-focused ESG engagement by Renaissance in its portfolio companies. Hence, Renaissance is keen on joining the SSF platform to share its ESG engagement know-how among Swiss SMEs and benefit from the experiences of other fund managers and institutional with their own ESG engagement programs and expectations.

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