LGT Venture Philanthropy seeks to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged people, contribute to healthy ecosystems, and build resilient, inclusive, and prosperous communities. Philanthropic growth capital is deployed to organizations with effective, innovative, and scalable solutions to social and environmental challenges, thus directly contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals. Support is primarily provided to organizations in emerging markets, focusing on high-impact sectors, including education, health, and environment with a strong community focus.
Lightrock is a global private equity platform investing in sustainable businesses built by purpose-driven entrepreneurs, committed to innovation for systemic change at scale. Initiated as part of LGT Venture Philanthropy in 2007 and now an independent platform, Lightrock has invested in companies that pursue scalable and tech-driven business models around the key impact themes of people, planet, and productivity/tech for good. Lightrock’s portfolio includes more than 60 high-growth companies, supported by over 55 professionals based in 5 offices across Europe, Latin America, India and Africa. Lightrock is backed by the Princely House of Liechtenstein and LGT, the international private banking and asset management group.