Accelerate together

ABN AMRO Sustainable Impact Fund

We are investing in a world in transition

Accelerate together

If you are active in one of our transition pillars as an owner, manager or intermediary of a company looking for an experienced investment partner, let’s start a conversation. E-mail us via the yellow button or call us at +31651987631.

The Sustainable Impact Fund (SIF) invests in companies and early stage projects. With a commitment of EUR 425m, funded and managed exclusively by ABN AMRO, we invest through direct equity investments in key transition sectors, contributing to accelerating the transition in the energy, circular and social impact pillars.

Our investment areas

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Energy

Accelerate the transition to a decarbonised energy economy.


  • Renewable Energy Chain
  • Clean Mobility
  • Energy Efficiency
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Circular

Accelerate the transition to closed loop value chains.


  • Product as a Service
  • Material/Resource Recovery
  • Circular Inputs
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Social

Accelerate the transition to a triple bottom line economy.


  • Fair Chain Development
  • Social Inclusion
  • Health & Wellbeing

Accelerating important transitions

In the coming years EUR 425m will be available for sustainable growth investments. This will be split across equity investments for mature companies with a proven business model and venture investments in young companies with a proven concept.

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Our Way of Working

We accelerate high growth business models

Growth potential

We search for companies with significant growth potential, organically or through acquisitions.

Leading companies

We invest in market-leading companies in their respective markets.

High-Quality Management

We strongly believe that management teams with a clear strategy will outperform the market.

Good visibility of future CFs

We like recurring cash flows or high visibility of future cash flows.

Impact focused companies

We aim for companies with a focus on adding momentum to the circular, social or energy transition.

Our value creation philosophy

Pursuing growth initiatives

Supporting regional / international sales and expansion through investments or acquisitions.

Supportive approach

Close interaction with management through a balanced supportive approach.

Enhancing purpose

Supporting management in strengthening the purpose of the company.

Planning for growth

Formalizing processes and implementing a comprehensive business improvement plan to drive value creation.

Disciplined usage of debt

Using prudent leverage to allow for an appropriate level of operational flexibility and facilitating value creation initiatives.

Creating impact value

Managing sustainable & social goals and costs by adequate impact measurement and reporting.

Our range of benefits for entrepreneurial companies

Bespoke capital

  • We focus on accelerating growth, rather than on cash dividends during our investment period.
  • We can bring along co-investors for larger tickets or specific expertise.
  • We are happy to assume minority positions in capital structures.
  • We have no hard investment horizon.
  • We focus on impact and financial goals.

Network

We have an extensive network comprising of:

  • Co-investors
  • ABN AMRO Bank sector experts, research and client relationships
  • Friends of the house
  • (Former) portfolio companies
  • Leading impact organisations

who can assist companies (e.g. as board members) in strategic, managerial and/or other needs.

Knowledge

ABN AMRO has substantial knowledge of the energy transition, circular economy and social impact which we make available to our investment companies.

We have specific financial know-how and are typically involved in M&A, refinancing and assisting in the execution of the strategic plan.

Where we invest

Energy
Renewable Energy Chain
  • Wind
  • Solar
  • Biomass
  • Biofuels
  • Hydrogen
Clean Mobility
  • E-mobility
  • Clean fuels & transportation
Energy efficiency
  • Heat pumps, storage and recovery
  • Energy storage systems
  • Metering
  • Insulation materials

Circular
Material resource recovery
  • Value recovery from waste
  • Heat
  • Bio-waste
  • Waste water
Circulair Inputs
  • Substitution of virgin materials with recycled sources
Product as a service
  • Post-use product returned to producer
Biodiversity
  • Life on land
  • Life in water

Social
Fair chain Development
  • Food
  • Agriculture
  • Sustainable Fashion
Social Infusion
  • Access to markets (Labor, Finance)
  • Off-grid solutions
Health & wellbeing
  • Healthy Ageing
  • Medical Devices & Services
  • Vitality
  • Mental Health
  • System innovations
Investment principles

Private Equity Venture Capital
Ticket size EUR 4m - EUR 30m EUR 500k - EUR 4m
Stakes Majority or minority (20-70%) Minority (20-40%)
Investment principles
  • EBITDA > EUR 2m
  • Proven business model
  • >50% revenue within relevant transition
  • Strong management & board
  • Revenues > EUR 1m, CF positive within 3 years
  • Proven concept
  • Fully focused on transition
  • Strong management & team (± 10 FTE)
Energy Transition Footprint NW Europe NW Europe
Circular Economy Footprint 'Close to home' 'Close to home'
Social Impact Footprint 'Close to home' 'Close to home'

Our Way of Working

We accelerate high growth business models

Growth potential

We search for companies with significant growth potential, organically or through acquisitions.

Leading companies

We invest in market-leading companies in their respective markets.

High-Quality Management

We strongly believe that management teams with a clear strategy will outperform the market.

Good visibility of future CFs

We like recurring cash flows or high visibility of future cash flows.

Impact focused companies

We aim for companies with a focus on adding momentum to the circular, social or energy transition.

Our value creation philosophy

Pursuing growth initiatives

Supporting regional / international sales and expansion through investments or acquisitions.

Supportive approach

Close interaction with management through a balanced supportive approach.

Enhancing purpose

Supporting management in strengthening the purpose of the company.

Planning for growth

Formalizing processes and implementing a comprehensive business improvement plan to drive value creation.

Disciplined usage of debt

Using prudent leverage to allow for an appropriate level of operational flexibility and facilitating value creation initiatives.

Creating impact value

Managing sustainable & social goals and costs by adequate impact measurement and reporting.

Our range of benefits for entrepreneurial companies

Bespoke capital

  • We focus on accelerating growth, rather than on cash dividends during our investment period.
  • We can bring along co-investors for larger tickets or specific expertise.
  • We are happy to assume minority positions in capital structures.
  • We have no hard investment horizon.
  • We focus on impact and financial goals.

Network

We have an extensive network comprising of:

  • Co-investors
  • ABN AMRO Bank sector experts, research and client relationships
  • Friends of the house
  • (Former) portfolio companies
  • Leading impact organisations

who can assist companies (e.g. as board members) in strategic, managerial and/or other needs.

Knowledge

ABN AMRO has substantial knowledge of the energy transition, circular economy and social impact which we make available to our investment companies.

We have specific financial know-how and are typically involved in M&A, refinancing and assisting in the execution of the strategic plan.

Where we invest

Energy
Renewable Energy Chain
  • Wind
  • Solar
  • Biomass
  • Biofuels
  • Hydrogen
Clean Mobility
  • E-mobility
  • Clean fuels & transportation
Energy efficiency
  • Heat pumps, storage and recovery
  • Energy storage systems
  • Metering
  • Insulation materials

Circular
Material resource recovery
  • Value recovery from waste
  • Heat
  • Bio-waste
  • Waste water
Circulair Inputs
  • Substitution of virgin materials with recycled sources
Product as a service
  • Post-use product returned to producer
Biodiversity
  • Life on land
  • Life in water

Social
Fair chain Development
  • Food
  • Agriculture
  • Sustainable Fashion
Social Infusion
  • Access to markets (Labor, Finance)
  • Off-grid solutions
Health & wellbeing
  • Healthy Ageing
  • Medical Devices & Services
  • Vitality
  • Mental Health
  • System innovations

Investment principles

Private Equity Venture Capital
Ticket size EUR 4m - EUR 30m EUR 500k - EUR 4m
Stakes Majority or minority (20-70%) Minority (20-40%)
Investment principles
  • EBITDA > EUR 2m
  • Proven business model
  • >50% revenue within relevant transition
  • Strong management & board
  • Revenues > EUR 1m, CF positive within 3 years
  • Proven concept
  • Fully focused on transition
  • Strong management & team (± 10 FTE)
Energy Transition Footprint NW Europe NW Europe
Circular Economy Footprint 'Close to home' 'Close to home'
Social Impact Footprint 'Close to home' 'Close to home'

Some of our entrepreneurs

Fiberline

Investment into component manufacturer for wind turbine blades.

Envision

Investing in AI to empower people with vision impairment.

Foodlogica

Investing in sustainable food distribution for cleaner cities.