Christian Super has become Switzerland-based responsAbility Investments AG’s first international shareholder, acquiring a significant minority share in the impact investing company, which focuses on United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)-aligned assets in emerging economies.
responsAbility managed US$3 billion in assets through a range of private debt and private equity funds that were aimed to promote the growth of owned companies in inclusive finance, renewable energy and sustainable agriculture over 90 emerging economies.
Through this investment, Christian Super hoped to deepen its support of the impact investing sector. The super fund was already well-recognised as a leader in this space, having been recognised by the Global Steering Group on Impact Investing as inaugural Asset Owner of the Year.
responsAbility chair, Reto Schnarwiler, was excited to work with an institutional investor committed to the same values as the asset manager.
“We are delighted to welcome Christian Super as one of responsAbility’s shareholders, further broadening and internationalizing the company’s shareholder base,” Schnarwiler said. “This is an important mark of recognition for responsAbility, as we have attracted the interest of a committed impact investor far beyond our original home market.”