Sustainability at Ferd

Sustainability is a  natural part of our vision and will be central to how Ferd develops as an owner, investor and corporate citizen. We are continually working on integrating sustainability into the group’s combined activities in a more comprehensive manner.

About sustainability

The World Commission on Environment and Development defined sustainable development as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

Sustainable development rests on three pillars: economic growth, social equality and environmental protection. The core to sustainable development is the necessity of addressing these three pillars as a whole. Financial, social and environmental considerations are inextricably linked. All three must be satisfactorily addressed, across the globe.

Pure-Pak® Imagine - Elopak's most sustainable package. Photo: Elopak

Ferd’s vision and sustainability

Ferd’s vision is to create enduring value and leave clear footprints. This vision describes what everyone at Ferd strives to achieve.

Put simply, creating enduring value and leaving clear footprints is a question of creating a return from multiple perspectives – not just from a financial perspective. It is about creating and developing companies, investment teams, organisations and changes that lead to progress for both individuals and society as a whole.

It is about having a positive impact that can be both felt and measured. Ferd has been doing this for a long time, both through our work as an active owner and investor and through initiatives such as our work with social entrepreneurs and the Nordic Microfinance Initiative.

Take care of your boots and they will take care of you – for your entire life. Lundhags – Mad about nature since 1932. Photo: Lundhags

The principles behind our sustainability work

We base our sustainability work on the following initiatives and principles:

Forskerfabrikken works to promote interest in STEM subjects among children and young people. Photo: Frank Holm.

Our sustainability guidelines

We have produced some sustainability guidelines on the basis of Ferd’s vision and values and strategy to guide us in our day-to-day work.

Ferd Real Estate delivers green mobility solutions at its office buildings. Brynsveien 14 is an environmentally certified office building that was completed in 2019.

Sustainability in Ferd’s business units

Click on the links below to read about how we work on sustainability in our business unites.


Real Estate

External Managers


Impact investing

Social Entrepreneurs

The company Energicity provides renewable electricity to villages in West Africa. Ferd is an indirect owner of the company via the Ecosystem Integrity Fund IV.