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LGT Venture Philanthropy as an impact investor

Organizations and initiatives that might qualify for financial support are selected in accordance with our clients’ profiles. Before we engage, all organizations have to go through a six to nine month long due diligence. Please click here to learn more about our investment process.

Criteria for the portfolio of LGT Venture Philanthropy

For the LGT Venture Philanthropy portfolio, which is mainly funded by the Princely Family of Liechtenstein, we apply the venture philanthropy approach and focus on emerging and developing countries. A clear set of criteria apply to all organizations that want to become part of this portfolio.

We only consider organizations that have:

  • A clear mission and values which are compatible with the principles of LGT Venture Philanthropy
  • An effective solution to a social and/or environmental problem which is efficiently implemented
  • A dedicated and professional management team with an excellent track record
  • A proven model that can be scaled or replicated
  • Strong financial discipline
  • Effective methods to evaluate results
  • The goal to significantly increase their social and/or environmental impact


The following initiatives are not supported:

  • Individuals, events or conferences
  • Lobbying, political or purely religious activities
  • Organizations in the pilot or concept stage or well-established, large organizations
  • Emergency relief or assistance in deficit reduction
  • Land acquisition or the construction or major renovation of facilities

General selection criteria

Not all of our clients follow the venture philanthropy approach or are active exclusively in developing countries.
A number of criteria, however, apply to all of our clients.

We and our clients only support organizations that have:
  •  A service or product that serves less advantaged people
  • The willingness to undergo detailed due diligence
  • The willingness to report on the progress of their activities on a regular basis
  • A strong management and financial discipline
  • Effective methods to evaluate results

Neither we nor our clients support:
  • Individuals, events or conferences
  • Lobbying, political or purely religious activities
  • Assistance in deficit reduction, land acquisition or the construction or major renovation of facilities

 

Requests for funding

If your organization meets the criteria mentioned above, you are welcome to send us (info@lgtvp.com) the following information:

  • Business Plan
  • CVs of senior management team
  • Details regarding requested funding (amount, kind of financing: loan, equity, grant) and planned use of funds
  • Social/environmental impact of your organization (actual and planned)


Since we receive a lot of funding requests, please understand that we can only reply if your request matches one of our clients‘ profiles.