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Focus on sectors that are key to improving the quality of life of disadvantaged people

LGT Venture Philanthropy seeks to make an active contribution to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by engaging primarily in the sectors education, health and environment.


Millions of people lack access to affordable, high-quality essential goods and services or decent livelihood opportunities. Far too many people suffer from the effects of environmental pollution, irresponsible use of natural resources and climate change.

LGT Venture Philanthropy has chosen key impact sectors to tackle these challenges and support organizations and companies with effective, innovative and scalable solutions to social and environmental challenges:

1) Education

2) Health

3) Environment 

Find out more about our respective thematic strategies here: Education Factsheet, Health Factsheet, Environment Factsheet

In addition to these key impact sectors, we reserve a limited amount of our resources to support business models that provide innovative solutions outside of our core areas, but that we strongly believe in. 

  • Education
  • Health
  • Environment


LGT VP focus areas:

1.Early Childhood Development (ECD)

2.Primary education

3.Skills development


Select examples from our portfolio:

Educate Girls (EG) increases school attendance and learning outcomes of children in India.

Aangan Trust increases the safety and resilience of vulnerable children in India.

Liberia Education Advancement Program (LEAP) is a public-private partnership. The Liberian government partners with successful school operators to create quality schools that are hubs of innovation and educational excellence, with the aim to reform the education system. 


LGT VP focus area:

1. Primary healthcare


Select examples from our portfolio:

mothers2mothers aims to eliminate pediatric AIDS in Africa and keep mothers alive.

Last Mile Health works to achieve universal health coverage for people living in the world's most remote communities.


LGT VP focus areas:

1. Community conservation (terrestrial & marine)

2. Climate Change


Select examples from our portfolio:

Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) empowers communities to restore ecosystems and enhance livelihoods through partnership-led conservation initiatives.

LGT VP's engagement in the Maasai Mara, Kenya creates sustainable livelihood opportunities for the local Maasai population through eco-tourism, while respecting and restoring the ecosystem to help wildlife prosper.