SYSTEMIQ completes capital transaction for next phase of impact delivery
The successful capital raise and organisational changes will enable SYSTEMIQ to scale up its contribution to building a prosperous, socially just, resilient, net-zero and nature-positive economy.
Existing investors including Dara Holdings, Deutsche Post Stiftung, the Jeremy and Hannelore Grantham Environmental Trust, André Hoffmann, co-founders of Nordic Real Estate Partners (NREP), and Paul Polman have reinvested in the company. And two new investors have joined: Swiss asset manager Lombard Odier Group and the family office of the German construction company Goldbeck.
Munich and London – December 2, 2021. SYSTEMIQ completes capital transaction for next phase of impact delivery. Our successful capital raise and organisational changes, announced today, will enable us to scale up our contribution to building a prosperous, socially just, resilient, net-zero and nature-positive economy.
Existing shareholders, including Dara Holdings, Deutsche Post Stiftung, the Jeremy and Hannelore Grantham Environmental Trust, André Hoffmann, co-founders of Nordic Real Estate Partners (NREP), Paul Polman and others, have reinvested in the company. And two new investors have joined: Swiss asset manager Lombard Odier Group and the family office of the German construction company, Goldbeck.
Martin Stuchtey, SYSTEMIQ’s managing partner since its founding in 2016, is handing over executive leadership to Taraneh Azad and Guido Schmidt-Traub. Together, they will drive a strategy to build out the company’s work on natural capital, circular resources, clean energy and sustainable finance, while expanding into liveable cities, developing a leading analytics hub and growing the company’s international presence.
To scale impact faster, SYSTEMIQ will build ECOSYSTEMIQ, a network of affiliated initiatives that are synergistic to and inspired by SYSTEMIQ. Each initiative will pursue a net-positive business approach, draw from synergies with SYSTEMIQ and attract growth capital with the help of SYSTEMIQ’s wider network. With the help of this network, SYSTEMIQ will continue to provide a unique blend of advisory services, creation and management of coalitions, on- the-ground solutions, and venture capital investments in cutting-edge technologies. We are in a critical decade in world history, which will determine whether development can be sustainable. SYSTEMIQ is committed and well placed to play a crucial role in the necessary transformations.
Martin Stuchtey and Jeremy Oppenheim, who founded SYSTEMIQ and have led the company for more than five years, will each take new roles. Both will remain important shareholders, partners and board members of SYSTEMIQ. Martin Stuchtey will build and incubate new ventures together with third-party investors within ECOSYSTEMIQ. Jeremy Oppenheim will continue as the Senior Partner of SYSTEMIQ and also support the scale-up of SYSTEMIQ’s investment activities.
The capital transaction, the strategy update and the leadership transition will strengthen SYSTEMIQ’s ability to drive system change, interact with its powerful network of partner organisations, strengthen its attractiveness to the most talented, launch new impact vehicles, shape change narratives and measure system–level impact.
Nick Stern, Chairman of the Board, thanked both founders for their entrepreneurship and impact so far: “Jeremy Oppenheim and Martin Stuchtey started SYSTEMIQ to establish system change as a new and much-needed profession and to demonstrate that a company founded on the mission to help deliver the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals can thrive. This has been a huge success and inspiration to others. By handing over their executive roles to the next generation of partners, Martin and Jeremy are demonstrating real leadership and showing how good founders can foster great talent and open new frontiers for impact."
Guido Schmidt-Traub and Taraneh Azad emphasised: “We are honoured to serve SYSTEMIQ as joint Managing Partners and thank Martin and Jeremy for their visionary leadership and trust. The company is fortunate to have an exceptional team and a unique global network of mission-aligned partners and strategic investors. With the rest of the partnership, we will build on these strong foundations to keep SYSTEMIQ at the forefront of system change and to help others scale up their impact."
Hubert Keller, Senior Managing Partner, Lombard Odier, says: “We are delighted to join SYSTEMIQ as a Strategic Capital Partner – it is an opportunity for both Lombard Odier and SYSTEMIQ to repurpose the wealth and asset management industry to help drive the climate transition."
“As founders, we feel the obligation to drive good disruptions inside and outside SYSTEMIQ. After five incredible years as Managing Partner, my focus will now shift to building scalable, investible solutions inspired by SYSTEMIQ, following Glasgow’s call for business-driven change” says Martin Stuchtey.
Jeremy Oppenheim comments: “The next few years will be decisive in how we bend the arc towards a just, prosperous and safer future. SYSTEMIQ has a key role to play in contributing to the system changes needed to deliver on the strategic architecture of Paris and the activation energy of Glasgow. Let’s get to work.”
SYSTEMIQ was founded in 2016 to drive the achievement of the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals by transforming markets and business models in four key economic systems: regenerative land use, circular materials, clean energy and sustainable finance. A certified B-Corp, SYSTEMIQ is a global advisory and investment firm that partners with industry, government and civil society to deliver systems change. To learn more visit www.systemiq.earth.
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