LGT Venture Philanthropy is an independent charitable foundation that supports organizations and companies operating mainly in developing countries, who implement solutions that contribute directly to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Our vision and mission are embedded in LGT’s 90-year-old tradition of creating, preserving and increasing lasting value.
We support the growth of innovative social organizations by providing them with a tailored combination of growth capital, business skills, management know-how and strategic advice. We offer capacity building support to drive innovation and maximize societal return.
Our approach provides tailored support to scalable solutions for large-scale problems.
Our portfolio organizations strive to solve some of the world’s most pressing societal problems. With effective scalable models, they have the potential to improve the quality of life of millions of underserved people.
Since inception, LGT VP has supported over 60 social organizations.
Our portfolio organizations
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Read about LGT Venture Philanthropy’s latest news and view our articles, publications, and downloads.
Oct 11, 2021 | Publications
LGT VP's CEO Oliver Karius discusses the role that venture philanthropy can play in supporting effective, scalable solutions to systemic challenges.
Aug 13, 2021 | Publications
Pristine Seas works with local communities, governments and partners to establish Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) to help the ocean recover and restore biodiversity, protect carbon stocks and improve livelihoods.
Aug 10, 2021 | Publications
The/Nudge Foundation works to alleviate poverty sustainably and at scale, by supporting skill development among underprivileged youth and improving the livelihoods of families across urban and rural India.
Jul 16, 2021 | Publications
By advocating for the conservancy model across Kenya, KWCA tackles three interlinked challenges: biodiversity loss, lack of livelihoods and Climate Change.
May 26, 2021 | Publications
As the pandemic continues to wreak havoc, LGT Venture Philanthropy stands by partners and portfolio organizations and has renewed emergency support.
Jan 11, 2021 | Publications
FES’s efforts combine the principles of nature conservation and local self- governance to accelerate ecological restoration and improve the livelihoods.
Dec 21, 2020 | Publications
LGT VP’s CEO Oliver Karius reflects on a challenging past twelve months, and shares important learnings and opportunities he sees coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dec 10, 2020
The private sector plays an essential role in Indian primary healthcare. Funders can help support them using innovative finance to maximize impact.
Nov 4, 2020
The Alliance was launched with the goal to support social entrepreneurs during the crisis and its aftermath
Sep 16, 2020
SmartStart is taking quality and affordable early learning opportunities to low-income communities and tens of thousands of children across South Africa.
List of upcoming events is currently being updated.
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