We consider responsible investing as the paramount paradigm of creating long-term value


As a private debt investor and signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment stewardship is integral to Bright Capital's investment strategy, focusing on responsible investing and targeting long-term value. Bright Capital's approach to stewardship is characterized by active engagement with portfolio companies, a focus on long-term value creation, integration of ESG considerations into the whole life of an investment, and a commitment to transparency. While performance is the paramount parameter for our investments, by incorporating these principles into our investment strategy, Bright Capital aims to contribute positively to the broader economic, social, and environmental landscape while fulfilling our fiduciary responsibilities to our clients.


Building trust is foundational to everything we do and the cornerstone for responsible investing.

Karsten Batran — Managing Partner

Considering sustainability matters over the lifetime of an investment is a vital part to achieve our goals

Sustainable investing

Our approach to sustainable investing

Taking responsibility for what we do is an important core value at Bright Capital. Bright Capital engages in sustainable investment considering a continuously growing global consciousness for environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and the corresponding value-add for the long-term development of an investment portfolio. We strongly believe that by improving access to data, insights, and information regarding ESG challenges and opportunities in all areas of the lifecycle of an investment delivers superior long-term value. With Bright Capital we support sustainable businesses with excellent management teams that are committed to act responsibly and to create value for all stakeholders, including employees, owners, and the society. We partner with long-term oriented owners. Bright Capital’s commitment and approach to responsible investing reflects industry best practices. Bright Capital beliefs that addressing ESG matters in the investment decision making process helps to reduce investment risk, may enhance long-term value, generates alpha, and ensures that investor capital is used effectively and ethically.

Key pillars of our ESG practice

We have established a dedicated approach to achieve our sustainable investing goals. Bright Capital's ESG practice is built on three key pillars: Best Practices, Transparency and Ownership.

Best practices

Sustainability matters are embedded in our investment process, portfolio management and day-to-day management practices. Bright Capital engages with portfolio companies on ESG matters on a regular basis. ESG integration is a core part of the investment process and is the responsibility of our investment team. Every investment undergoes thorough ESG due diligence, utilizing standardized models and stringent exclusion criteria.


We believe that companies that operate sustainably on the back of ESG strategies generate long-term value. Taking this into account, we strive to provide transparency about ESG matters across our portfolio and about how we incorporate ESG in our investment processes. Bright Capital reports ESG matters to its clients on a regular basis. Our Annual Meeting allows to share knowledge, experience and best practices amongst Bright Capital’s portfolio companies, clients, and industry experts.


ESG is embedded in the investment process and as such a mandatory part of the investment decision. Bright Capital engages with portfolio companies on ESG matters on a regular basis. ESG senior ownership ensures organization-wide awareness and collaboration to share best practices. The oversight of ESG practice has been assigned to an executive member of the Investment Committee to ensure the highest level of senior leadership. Bright Capital has implemented a Sustainable Investing Team that has ownership of the ESG processes and guidelines. 

Our commitment to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investments

Bright Capital is committed to contributing to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and being a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment.


We incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.

Principle 1

We are active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.

Principle 2

We seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.

Principle 3

We promote acceptance and implementation of the principles within the investment industry.

Principle 4

We work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the principles.

Principle 5

We each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the principles.

Principle 6

Corporate governance

Bright Capital's approach to corporate governance is characterized by our commitment to fostering transparency, accountability, and ethical conduct across all levels of operation and towards all stakeholders. Our corporate governance strategy is built on our core values.


Inspire trust

At Bright Capital, inspiring trust is foundational to everything we do. We operate with the utmost integrity, consistently demonstrating honesty and transparency. We value humility, recognizing that building enduring relationships requires a genuine and open approach.


Our entrepreneurial spirit fuels innovation and accountability. We encourage a culture of continuous improvement and problem solving. At Bright Capital, being entrepreneurial means embracing challenges as opportunities. We empower our team to think outside the box and drive positive change in the pursuit of excellence.

Lead with exceptional passion

Bright Capital's team approaches every project with enthusiasm, dedication, and a commitment to achieving outstanding results. Our passion is infectious, inspiring both our internal team and external partners to strive for excellence. By leading with exceptional passion, we set a high standard for performance and push the boundaries of what is possible.

Commit to diversity and inclusion

Bright Capital recognizes that diversity and complementarity are a source of strength. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment that values and respects the unique perspectives and backgrounds of every individual. By actively promoting diversity and inclusion, we create a workplace where diverse voices contribute to better decision-making and innovation.


Give back

As a responsible investor, Bright Capital is committed to giving back to the communities in which we operate. We understand the importance of contributing to the well-being of society beyond our financial pursuits. Through philanthropy, volunteerism, and community engagement, we aim to make a positive impact, leaving a legacy that extends beyond the business realm.