The evolution towards ‘sustainable capitalism’ has accelerated across all investing classes including venture capital and private equity. Lightrock is a global private equity platform that seeks to achieve financial as well as societal and environmental returns by investing in businesses that contribute positively to humankind and the planet. Since Lightrock's impact investing efforts have been initiated in 2009 by its Founder and Chairman Prince Max von Liechtenstein, the organization aims to leverage its pioneering position and experience to scale and mainstream impact investing across asset classes over the next decade.
An impact mindset around global megatrends combined with pioneering expertise and deep local context allows us to identify and nurture scalable high-impact business solutions to global challenges, and to build portfolios that are relevant and well-balanced from a risk and return perspective.
"I am convinced that the intersection of growth, tech and impact will become even more important in the future. I am excited we help drive this development with Lightrock and contribute to a more sustainable form of capitalism.”
Lightrock employs a diverse team of more than 80 private equity professionals – 40% of whom are female – from more than 13 different countries and across four continents with headquarters in London, combining extensive experience in impact investing, a strong track record in leadership, entrepreneurship and portfolio management, with extensive networks regionally and globally, and speaking more than 20 languages. Lightrock is organized as a partnership led by the Global Managing Partner and CEO Pål Erik Sjåtil, with its Board of Directors chaired by Prince Max von Liechtenstein, who initiated LGT’s impact investing activities in 2009.
Lightrock has been initiated by Prince Max von Liechtenstein (Chairman LGT and Lightrock) and is backed by the Princely House of Liechtenstein and LGT, the international private banking and asset management group. The Princely House of Liechtenstein has been creating, managing and preserving wealth and values for more than 900 years and is guided by a legacy of broadly engaging in society through business, politics and philanthropy. The Family is committed to entrepreneurship through a diversified and global business portfolio.