Sustainability drives value

Founded in 2007, with offices in Milan, Munich, London and Paris Ambienta is a leading asset manager entirely focused on investments driven by environmental sustainability key drivers, Resource Efficiency and Pollution Control

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Sustainability

Our vision reconciles economic and sustainable development. We believe that businesses, whose products and services have a positive impact on the environment, enjoy a strong long term competitive advantage and are more likely to deliver positive financial returns as well

Team

A deep, pan-European, multi-cultural, fully resourced team across all our businesses with a complementary blend of asset class specific, consulting, M&A, operational, and research experience.

Our Businesses

Ambienta operates in three different asset classes, Private Equity, Public Markets and Credit. With more than €3bn AuM, all dedicated to environmental sustainability, we aim to deliver long term best in class returns alongside impact for our clients.

Highlights

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23 May 2024
Greenwashing in Fashion – A roadblock on the path towards a sustainable textile...
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23 May 2024
Ambienta platform company Cap Vert expands with acquisition of Groupe Vérali
Founded in 2012 and based in Haute-Saône, Groupe Vérali employs over 100 people and is a respected pruning player in Eastern France with a...
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12 February 2024
Ambienta invests in Officine Maccaferri, a leading provider of environmental engineering solutions
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29 January 2024
Ambienta announces the first close of its sustainable credit fund
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17 January 2024
Ambienta invests in Frigoveneta, a leading provider of commercial refrigeration solutions
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10 January 2024
Ambienta completes the acquisition of The Rent Company
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19 December 2023
Another year of growth for Ambienta. The firm makes 23 new hires and expands...
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9 October 2023
Rewiring the Automotive Industry: a first step into a bigger revolution

Our Team

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Our Operations

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Our Impact

+ jobs created in the last 3 years

AuM

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Private Equity

Partners for growth: as entrepreneurs ourselves we help niche leading European businesses driven by environmental trends develop into scaled industry champions.

Ambienta is a highly engaged shareholder, leveraging its strong consulting, industrial and sector expertise to support management in capturing new growth opportunities. Its target universe of businesses typically have grown significantly, often under founding families, but today face challenges and see opportunities beyond the reach of their existing operational or geographical footprint. Ambienta supports them to capture this new phase of growth and development through a pan-European investment team, a large network of C-executives and a dedicated value creation team fully dedicated.

Ambienta X – Public Markets

Ambienta X, Ambienta’s public market division, is leveraging Ambienta’s deep experience around environmental sustainability investments to bring to the market top tier alpha generating investment strategies across the whole spectrum of public markets opportunities.

We believe environmental sustainability is the greatest opportunity of our generation and we believe investing alongside it will both promote sustainability acceleration and improve financial returns.

We monitor and report our sustainability KPIs and have developed innovative and proprietary methodologies to assess the contribution of public companies to environmental sustainability objectives.

Ambienta Credit

Ambienta Credit, the third asset class of Ambienta, represents a natural evolution of our strategy, as it allows Ambienta to partner with environmental champions which require other forms of financing than equity.

Ambienta Credit focuses entirely on environmental champions by using the same award-winning proprietary methodologies that have ensured the success of Ambienta over the last 15 years: Environmental Impact Analysis “EIA” and ESG in Action, appropriately adapted for credit.

Ambienta Credit takes a flexible approach to investing in credit, with an emphasis on private credit. The division focuses on European environmental sustainability champions regardless of sector, being able to leverage on the expertise of the S&S team and Ambienta’s wider network and platform.

Team

The Ambienta team is led by an experienced and cohesive leadership team which brings together top tier experts in the respective fields to build a global leader in sustainable investing.

 

Ambienta operates with a “one firm” culture. Each division or office leader is supported by a like-minded team of international professionals across Europe, all from different backgrounds but with a common and true entrepreneurial spirit, representing a key success driver for the firm.

We hire with intention and look for diverse and talented people willing to grow with the firm.

Sustainability

Environmental sustainability trends, namely Resource Efficiency and Pollution Control, represent a theme that cuts across traditional sectors, shape industries and value chains and ultimately drive risks and opportunities for companies and investors. Sustainability, similarly to digitalization, is and will permeate society for decades to come. Providing sustainable solutions to global environmental issues is a strong source of competitive advantage. Ambienta consistently focuses on understanding and getting ahead of these trends, to foster investment ideas generation, improve local team origination effectiveness, unlock fruitful relationships with entrepreneurs and managers and ultimately deliver strong financial returns for investors across our businesses.

Ambienta’s Sustainability and Strategy team is our dedicated division to both develop investment ideas and support investment cases discussion across our asset classes, and build our proprietary sustainability measurement approaches.

Our lens
May 23, 2024
Greenwashing in fashion – A roadblock on the path towards a sustainable textile industry
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October 9, 2023
Rewiring the Automotive Industry: a first step into a bigger revolution
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February 11, 2023
Electrifying Industrial Heat: A Trillion Euro Opportunity Hiding in Plain Sight
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October 26, 2022
The Comeback of Wood Construction
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January 11, 2022
Making Sense of the Most Essential Yet Undervalued Natural Resource
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July 29, 2021
The EU’s Revamped Carbon Pricing Policy

ESG in Action

Ambienta’s sustainability leadership goes beyond our investment strategy. We strive to integrate sustainability and ESG management practices into day-to-day operations within our firm and across all our asset classes, while engaging with all our stakeholders, to promote adoption of sustainability-driven best practices.

To do this we developed an award-winning ESG integration programme, the “ESG in Action”, which operates as a risk management and shared value creation tool for the benefit of all stakeholders.

As part of our programme and as signatory of the UNPRI, we actively pursue climate change mitigation and engage with companies and industry stakeholders. Some recent key highlights include:

Climate Neutral Operations

Find out more about our Climate Neutral status and Net Zero Strategy

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Certified B Corporation

Certified B Corporations are for-profit companies that use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. They meet high verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.

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In 2020 Ambienta transformed into a Benefit Company as per Italian law, integrating in its articles of incorporation common benefit objectives. It annually publishes its Impact Report to disclose its objectives and the results achieved during the year.

Annual Impact Report

 

Signatory of UNPRI

Since 2012 Ambienta is signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investments (UNPRI) which are deeply rooted in our approach to Responsible Investment and ESG integration. Throughout the years, we are proud to have consistently achieved top tier scores well above the median of our peer group. In the 2023 PRI scores, Ambienta has received the highest 5-star rating in 3 out of 5 categories and 4 stars in the remaining two. This is further testament to the success of our sustainability investing approach and our commitment to excellence and industry leadership across these key areas

PRI Transparency Report

IIGCC

IIGCC is a leading global investor membership body and the largest one focusing specifically on climate change. As a member of IIGCC, Ambienta aims to contribute directly and through institutional engagement to mobilise capital for the low carbon transition and to ensure resilience to the impacts of a changing climate by collaborating with business, policy makers and fellow investors.

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Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)

Science-based targets provide companies with a clearly defined path to reduce emissions in line with the Paris Agreement goals. SBTi enables companies to demonstrate leadership on climate action by publicly committing to GHG emission reduction through a robust and transparent framework recognized internationally as a standard and including independent assessment and validation of targets.

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Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure  (TCFD)

Endorsing and adopting the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) represented a natural progression of Ambienta’s commitment to sustainability. On an annual basis we report how we implement these recommendations, taking another step towards increasing transparency on the integration of climate factors, risks and opportunities in the strategy and investment process of the firm.

TCFD Report

Offices

Milan

Piazza Fontana, 6
20122 – Milan

p. +39 02 7217 461

Munich

Maffeistraße 3
D-80333 – Munich

p. +49 89 44 33 55 44 0

London

20 King Street, St James
London SW1Y 6QY

p. +44 203 167 6430

Paris

10 avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt
F-75008 – Paris

cb@ambientasgr.com