Recognising our responsibility as investors and beyond

At Lakestar, we are conscious of the impact we both as investors and individuals have on the ecosystem and society in general including economic, social and environmental aspects.

As a team, we strive to hold ourselves and our portfolio companies to high ESG standards and are committed to the UN Principles of Responsible Investment. We are minimising our toll on the environment through conscious management of resources and offsetting our carbon footprint. Bringing together 15 different nationalities and people of diverse backgrounds, we value and actively promote diversity and pride ourselves of our inclusive culture. 

RESPONSIBLE INVESTING

Sustainability risk management is embedded in the way Lakestar seeks to originate investments and make investment decisions, as well as in ongoing portfolio and asset management activities. Given the multiplier effect we can have through our investment activity, we recognise the importance of identifying, assessing and managing material sustainability risks as an integral part of conducting business. 

OFFSETTING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

In an effort to become carbon neutral, we are measuring our CO2 emissions and neutralising them by offsetting double the amount with Climate Partner programmes protecting German and Swiss forests, and cleaning up the plastic in oceans.

GIVING BACK TO THE ECOSYSTEM

Work with the next generation of founders
We choose to give back by contributing to the future of young talent in Europe. Lakestar is partnering with Europe’s leading technological universities and are sponsoring a Lakestar Junior Professor for Venture Capital at Berlin’s Humboldt University. 

Drive the public debate
Lakestar is a passionate advocate of the European tech ecosystem. Seeking to strengthen Europe’s position in the global process of digital transformation, we are co-founding and supporting initiatives that bring the state of Europe’s digital competitiveness into the political debate.

Supporting social entrepreneurship
Members of the Lakestar team are supporting the work of social entrepreneurs with Ashoka, the leading social entrepreneurship network.