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.
The positive development of investments in high-impact, for-profit organizations, and the growing client interest in the new impact investing investment strategy led to the launch of LGT Lightstone in August 2019. LGT Lightstone is an impact investment initiative to build a multi-billion dollar global direct investing platform focused on scalable businesses that provide access to improved livelihoods, information, and services for underserved consumers around the world or promote sustainable resource utilization.