Our Impact Philosophy: Meaningfulness

Norselab has a proprietary impact philosophy: “Meaningfulness”. The philosophy is core to all of our strategies and funds.

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are our North Star for impact. The SDGs define what our world needs to create a sustainable future. To us, they define what we should consider as positive impact. All our investments must contribute to at least one SDG target.

Our Meaningfulness Policy provides transparency, predictability, and accountability for all sustainable investment practices across our funds.

Our Meaningfulness Policy

Pillars of Meaningfulness

The pillars of Meaningfulness govern all our investment strategies and funds.

Meaningfulness Memo

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Meaningfulness Memo

The assessments we perform in the investment process are documented in a Meaningfulness Memo. The memo generally references 30 – 40 sources to support the assessments. It also details the quantifiable impact metrics to track and the potential gaps we want to remediate.

The Meaningfulness Memo helps increase awareness of an impact thesis rooted in science and provides common ground and focus for managing the investment.

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Accounting for Norselab's impact

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Norselab's 2023 Meaningfulness Report

Discover the impacts created by Norselab's investments in 2023. Our investments in 2023 generated a net positive impact valued at USD 11 million, a testament to the effectiveness of our approach in accelerating the sustainable transition in global industries.

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Norselab's 2022 Meaningfulness Report

Explore the impact performance of the Norselab group, our funds and portfolio companies in 2022 and learn more about our ambitions.

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Norselab's 2021 Meaningfulness Report

Explore the impact performance of Norselab's funds and portfolio companies in 2021, and learn more about our continuous work towards fine-tuning our approach to impact.

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Norselab's 2020 Meaningfulness Report

Learn about our impact philosophy and how we make sure the companies we invest in contribute positively to the world. Get highlights from our 2020 Meaningfulness Report and access the full report.

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