Our Approach

Wherever we operate around the world, our focus is on building digital consumer businesses that make a positive difference to people’s lives. As an active owner and lead investor, we have clear expectations on our investee companies to conduct their operations in a responsible and ethical manner.

SUSTAINABILITY AT KINNEVIK

SUSTAINABILITY AT KINNEVIK

Sustainability to Kinnevik is about creating long-term shareholder and social value by building well governed companies that contribute positively to society. Consequently, our definition of sustainability includes building sound governance, risk management and compliance structures (“GRC”) in our investee companies, as well as promoting healthy social, environmental and economic systems.

The Board of Directors is responsible for Kinnevik’s overall strategy, including how we approach sustainability as an integrated part of our value creation. To support the integration of sound GRC practices and our sustainability agenda into our companies, Kinnevik established a dedicated GRC function in 2014. The purpose of the GRC function is to drive and follow up the implementation of GRC and sustainability structures in Kinnevik and our investee companies. In 2016, Kinnevik also established a GRC Committee, appointed by the Board of Directors, to assist the Board in monitoring such structures at Kinnevik and at our investee companies.

STAKEHOLDER DIALOGUE

STAKEHOLDER DIALOGUE

Maintaining a close dialogue with our principal stakeholder groups is a central part of Kinnevik’s sustainability work. The key stakeholder groups were identified through board and management discussions as those that are most affected by our operations, as well as have a high degree of influence over Kinnevik. The focus areas for each stakeholder group were raised when engaging with Kinnevik during the year.

From our Sustainability Report 2017

The link below provides more details on the stakeholder groups that are most important to Kinnevik and the methods we use to engage with them.

Stakeholder Dialogue (pdf)

KINNEVIK'S KEY STAKEHOLDER GROUPS:

  • Employees at Kinnevik and in our investee companies
  • Investors and analysts
  • Investee companies
  • Authorities and regulators

SIGNIFICANT SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES

SIGNIFICANT SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES

Kinnevik’s material aspects were identified through an interactive stakeholder dialogue, coupled with peer benchmarking and industry best practice. When determining our material aspects, we have considered the key sustainability risks and opportunities for Kinnevik and our investee companies. These issues are the areas on which we believe it is important to focus, in our own operations and through our influence with our investee companies. 

From our Sustainability Report 2017

More information about Kinnevik's significant sustainability issues is available through the below link.

Significant sustainability issues (pdf)

KINNEVIK'S MATERIAL ASPECTS:

  • Active ownership
  • Sound governance and business practices
  • Sustainable economic performance
  • Team, diversity and well-being
  • Environmental impact