We invest in early-stage Nordic companies, where our capital and expertise can maximize climate impact, while generating a superior financial return. Our Research site delivers a curated collection of news and scientific research that we follow, and serves as a repository of our independent insight publications.
The climate crisis is a complex problem requiring a holistic approach. We have chosen to focus on four core areas: energy, advanced materials, buildings & construction and key enabling technologies. To achieve maximal climate impact with our invested capital, we need to understand multiple fields and sectors, and the focus areas are all interlinked with each other and the climate crisis.
Energy - Fossil-free innovations, the energy transition & energy efficiency
It’s all about energy; how energy is produced and how it’s used in industry, in buildings and in transport. More than 70% of global GHG emissions are related to how we produce, store, transport, and use energy.
Advanced materials, including nanomaterials, are essential for our societies and for green transitioning in all sectors.
Building and Construction
Greener materials and cleaner industrial processes are needed to reduce emissions in buildings and construction. Longrun has a broad network of building and construction expertise.
Key Enabling Technologies
Technologies expected to enable innovation across sectors and ultimately transform the economy.
Here you can find our original research, insights and analysis. We are happy to share what we know to help others understand climate and climate tech!
The Green Energy Transition in Sweden
Lowering carbon emissions and transitioning to net zero will require nothing short of a complete transformation of the types of energy production used on a global scale. The complex puzzle of how Sweden is planning to achieve the green energy transition is examined here.
Lignin: A waste product that is the hot new resource for green solutions
Lignin is gaining recognition as a promising alternative to traditional fossil-fuel-derived materials. As society continues to prioritize sustainability and seeks out green solutions, lignin is emerging as a valuable resource with a wide range of potential applications. Find out how it fits into the future of green tech here.
Getting into the loop: Why the circular economy and sustainability matter for VC investing
Circular economy principles are incorporated into policy and regulation at both national and international levels, so investors will need to incorporate circular thinking into their investment strategies to ensure long-term sustainability and profitability. Read more about it here.
Planetary Boundaries Update
Last week, an updated publication on the metrics and factors which contribute to planetary resilience and how the operating space for humanity is changing was released. In the publication, Richardson et al (2023) meticulously quantified and mapped all nine planetary boundaries, revealing that we have exceeded six of them. Read more here.
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