for a better future

Impact

We are convinced that active entrepreneurship must and can make a positive contribution to the preservation of our planet.

Through our investment decisions, we influence companies – and how they develop. That’s why we deliberately seek out impact entrepreneurs who not only have a good business idea and want to develop it further, but who also want to make an active contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Together, we define concrete impact goals and align, for example, the compensation structure and incentive systems with financial indicators and the improvement of impact KPIs.

We are convinced that impact entrepreneurship is an attitude that is necessary for our future, and one that we can and want to use to get a little better every day.

  • We don’t want to talk and expect things from others, but do something ourselves. Specifically.
  • We know that you can’t do everything absolutely perfect and right from the start. But we are entrepreneurs and therefore want to start, learn, improve and thereby deliver concrete results when others are still talking.
  • We are looking for comrades-in-arms and like to exchange ideas in an open manner on all aspects, opportunities as well as challenges.
  • We know that in order to implement and act, we need many innovative, enthusiastic impact entrepreneurs as partners.

We are convinced that impact entrepreneurship and impact investing are the logical and consistent continuation of the German family business tradition and that we do not have to make any compromises in terms of expected returns. On the contrary, we can achieve improvements on the risk side for the entire portfolio.

Stefan Fritz
Partner

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) - a first step

Companies that offer solutions to the major economic and social challenges of our time, such as climate change or a growing and aging population, can remain successful and be part of the smart future. These challenges and trends therefore form the basis of our investment approach.

Our goal is to have a positive impact on society and to reduce negative societal impacts with each investment – both through the business activities of the portfolio companies and by implementing initiatives to improve ESG performance. ESG standards are a minimum requirement in this regard. In addition, we pay attention to a traceable impact, which is transparently presented and managed via KPIs.

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
- sustainable impact

The United Nations has adopted 17 global goals for 2030, which world leaders have committed to achieving. Achieving these goals will require an unprecedented effort from all sectors of society – and business has a very important role to play. PRIMEPULSE supports the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Together with our portfolio companies, we aim to contribute to a number of them.

ESG in Practice

ESG in Practice: Examples in portfolio companies

KATEK

KATEK has stood for technology leadership for more than 35 years. Innovation and the environment play a decisive role in all business activities. The electronics company focuses on future markets that are fueled by megatrends. Examples of these markets are connectivity, Industry 4.0, e-mobility, healthcare and the energy sector. Numerous “smart” products for everyday life bear witness to KATEK’s expertise in these areas.

STEMMER IMAGING

Machine vision plays a key role in optimizing manufacturing processes, increasing production results and reducing environmental impact. The use of STEMMER IMAGING’s image processing technologies and solutions helps to achieve a valuable improvement in energy and resource efficiency for innovative and future-oriented production processes.

CENIT

Social commitment has always been an integral part of CENIT’s corporate culture. Since 2013, the IT company has been organizing external and internal aid projects together under the umbrella of the CENIT Cares initiative.

CANCOM

CANCOM denkt Arbeitsmodelle neu und verbessert das Zusammenleben in unserer Gesellschaft mit innovativen, sicheren und nachhaltigen digitalen Lösungen. Als Leading Digital Transformation Partner löst CANCOM die Herausforderungen seiner Geschäftspartner durch den smarten Einsatz von Technologien.

Mindcurv

Mindcurv is officially climate neutral and part of the Climate Neutral Now initiative launched by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The goal is to contribute to climate protection that helps achieve a climate-neutral world by 2050, as envisioned by the Paris Agreement.

Polecat

Die Polecat Responsible Business Intelligence Platform befähigt die größten Unternehmen der Welt, Wachstum und nachhaltige Werte für ihre Stakeholder zu schaffen. Sie ermöglicht es Vorständen, Leadership Teams und Senior Executives auf der ganzen Welt, frühzeitig auf die drängendsten ökologischen und gesellschaftlichen Herausforderungen zu reagieren.

New publication in 2022: Impact Investing -
Investing in the Future

With impact investing, the initially seemingly contradictory goals of sustainability, profitability and growth can be united. The impact idea thus offers a fresh, inclusive approach to realigning existing forms of business and creating innovative value chains.