Icos Capital is leading European venture capital firm focused on sustainability of human beings & the environment since 2005
Our portfolio, especially in Icos fund III, has strong focus on people, planet and profitability. We are consistently able to identify fast growth companies that deliver environmental and people benefits without compromising on sustainability.
Focus on People, planet and profit (3Ps)
Over the course of our involvement in sustainability venture capital, for over 14 years, we have gained extensive business experience in targeted markets and successfully identified strategies to realize sustainability goals without compromising top tier financial returns.
Icos Capital, established in 2006, is amongst the earliest firms active in sustainability focused venture capital and since climate change became a prominent issue. When the world started to realize the limitations of our planet, the resolve to do something about it therefore became a moral imperative and business opportunity.
2006 2010 Icos Capital Fund III established in collaborative venturing partnership to invest in 15 sustainability focused companies across Europe and Israel.
Icos Cleantech Fund I established in collaborative venturing partnership and invested in 10 climate focused companies across the Netherlands
Icos Cleantech Fund II established in collaborative venturing partnership and invested in companies across the Netherlands
Icos capital founded to invest in high growth technology ventures that deliver solutions for sustainability of human beings & the environment
A sustainability risk means "an environmental, social or governance event or condition that, if it occurs, could cause an actual or potential material negative impact on the value of the investment".
Before any investment decisions are made on behalf of a fund that Icos manages, an investment decision process is followed. Part of the investment decisions process is that Icos aims to assess the risks attached to a potential investment opportunity, which includes sustainability risks. Identified sustainability risks are taken into account by Icos when making investment decisions where needed
Transparency of adverse sustainability impacts at entity (article 7(2) SFDR)
Integration of sustainability risks (article 6(1) (a) SFDR)
Likely impact of sustainability risks on return (article 6(1) (b) SFDR)
Sustainability risks, if present after the assessment, shall be taken into investment proposal and discussed by the team with the company. If such risks cannot be mitigated, then Icos shall refrain from an investment in such a company.
As the investment policy allows the Fund to invest in portfolio companies in a variety of sectors and industries, no information can be provided yet about the likely impacts of sustainability risks on the return of the Fund. Without prejudice to the foregoing, Icos does expect that sustainability risks such as climate change, rise of water levels, new laws and legislation with respect to climate objectives, extreme weather events, natural disasters, water crises, spread of infectious diseases, and resource scarcity, if they occur, could have an impact on the return of the Fund.
Icos does not take into account the principle adverse impact of investment decisions on sustainability factors. Given the small size of the organisation of Icos, such disclosure and the administrative burden in connection therewith would not be proportional.
Icos manages funds that invest in companies with technology or business plan to accelerate sustainability and on cumulative basis, the fund portfolio for Icos Capital Growth Fund IV shall target cumulative reduction of CO2 emissions by 1 billion over the period of their operation.
In connection with the sustainable finance disclosure regulation (SFDR) , Icos Capital Management B.V. (Icos) makes the following disclosures with respect to Icos Capital Fund IV C.V. (the Fund