Blue Earth Capital is an independent global impact investment firm, headquartered in Zug, Switzerland with operations in New York, London, Singapore, Luxembourg and Guernsey.

We manage investment strategies for an international clientele of professional investors who are seeking investment solutions that offer market-rate returns, while also helping to address pressing social or environmental challenges

Initiated in 2015 by Urs Wietlisbach and backed by the Wietlisbach Foundation, Blue Earth Capital has been incubated and built-up with the support of Partners Group, leveraging its experience as a leading global private markets firm.

Our origin dates back to 2006, when Partners Group established its employee-backed foundation PG Impact in the wake of the 2004 Asian Tsunami. Since then, Partners Group has conducted many impact investments through this foundation and, in 2015, decided to support the creation of Blue Earth Capital as an independent impact investment firm.

Blue Earth Capital is fully owned by Blue Earth Foundation, a Swiss not-for-profit organization which protects the impact mission of Blue Earth Capital and re-invests 100% of the firm’s operating profits in support of its philanthropic activities.

We manage investment strategies for an international clientele of professional investors who are seeking investment solutions that offer market-rate returns, while also helping to address pressing social or environmental challenges.

Our origin dates back to 2006, when Partners Group established its employee-backed foundation PG Impact in the wake of the 2004 Asian Tsunami. Since then, Partners Group has conducted many impact investments through this foundation and, in 2015, decided to support the creation of Blue Earth Capital as an independent impact investment firm.

HISTORY

Selected milestones in the history of Blue Earth Capital, Partners Group (our incubator) and the impact investing industry:

1992

June 9, 2021

The term Sustainable Development is coined at the UN Rio Earth Summit.

1996

June 9, 2021

Partners Group is founded by Urs Wietlisbach, Fredy Gantner and Marcel Erni.

2000

June 9, 2021

UN Millennium Development Goals are announced.

2005

June 9, 2021

UN PRI (United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment) are launched.

2006

June 9, 2021

PG Impact Verein is established as an employee-backed foundation of Partners Group.

2006

June 9, 2021

Partners Group integrates the UN Global Compact guidelines into its investment processes.

2008

June 9, 2021

Partners Group is one of the first private markets investment managers to sign the UN PRI.

2015

June 9, 2021

Blue Earth Capital is founded (under its former name of PG Impact Investments) by Urs Wietlisbach, Urs Baumann, Fredy Gantner and Peter Wuffli, and is being incubated with the support of Partners Group.

2015

June 9, 2021

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are ratified.

2016

June 9, 2021

Paris accord signed.

2017

June 9, 2021

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) launches IRIS metrics designed to measure the social, environmental and financial performance of an investment.

2017

June 9, 2021

The Impact Management Project (IMP) provides a forum for building global consensus on measuring, managing and reporting impacts on sustainability.

2018

June 9, 2021

Blue Earth Capital is one of the first private market managers to integrate the combined findings and standards of IMP, IRIS and UN SDGs in its investment processes.

2018

June 9, 2021

Blue Earth Capital successfully closed its inaugural fund PG Impact Investments I, L.P.

2019

June 9, 2021

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) launches the Operating Principles for Impact Management.

2020

June 9, 2021

Blue Earth Capital launches a dedicated impact credit strategy.

2020

June 9, 2021

Blue Earth Capital becomes a signatory of the Operating Principles of Impact Management and publishes the results of the independent reviewer.

2021

June 9, 2021

Blue Earth Capital announces the launch of its climate growth strategy.

2021

June 9, 2021

Blue Earth Capital completes its re-branding and changes its original name (PG Impact Investments) to ensure that it is recognized as an independent firm separate from Partners Group.