The last decade has seen a clear shift towards responsible investment practices. Today, providing value is no longer a simple case of achieving financial returns. As issues of climate change, humanitarian, health and other crises take precedence, we all have a responsibility to act. At Endeavour, we believe that good business means making investments that consider the wider impact on society and the environment to deliver positive social and financial returns.

Learn how our portfolio company Willow is making it easier for women to transition back to work after maternity leave, by supporting them to continue breastfeeding using its pioneering technology.

ESG and impact investing at Endeavour Vision

As an ESG investor, we take environmental, social and governance factors into account at every stage of the investment cycle and we also consider the positive societal impact of the companies we want to invest in.

Endeavour encourages the leadership of its portfolio companies to consider and raise ESG issues they might encounter. We also conduct regular ‘ESG health checks’ with our portfolio companies to develop strategies to improve their performance.

Resources for growth-stage healthcare technology companies

The work to support our portfolio companies in improving their ESG approaches has led to the development and curation of resources which can be used by growth-stage healthcare technology companies develop their own ESG practices.

Assessing the “E” of ESG

We present a phased approach to tackling environmental impact as part of a company’s approach to ESG, with a selection of resources to help.

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Environmental Policy Template

Use this template as a starting point to establish your company’s environmental policy.

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Tracking your footprint

Keep track of your company’s environmental footprint using this template, developed in-line with the Global Reporting Initiative Standards.

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Human and Labor Rights Policy Template

Use this framework as a starting point to establish your company’s human and labor rights policy.

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Understanding ESG and healthcare innovation

We present the first in a series of Endeavour Vision ESG whitepapers aimed at taking investors and leaders of healthcare companies on an “ESG journey”. The series will take a deep dive into what ESG is, why it matters and how to put ESG into practice.

Whitepaper Issue 1:
Why ESG matters

We discuss why taking steps to incorporate ESG principles into business strategies is essential to improving healthcare companies and creating a better world.

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Whitepaper Issue 2:
Implementing ESG in growth-stage healthcare companies

We detail the “ESG health check” approach implemented with our growth-stage portfolio companies. We describe our findings, and outline recommendations for improving your ESG rating.

COMING SOON

Our commitment

Endeavour Vision is a UN PRI (United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment) signatory and we are proud to consider environmental, social, and corporate governance factors (ESG) inour investment decision-making.

Every year we are required to report on our progress towards responsible investing. In 2021, we published the first impact analysis of our EMG II fund, which summarises the clinical, health and social impact of our company portfolio.

Impact analysis of Endeavour Medtech Growth II portfolio companies: Advancing healthcare and societal goals.

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Testimonials

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“Endeavour Vision’s team brought an in-depth knowledge of our field – highlighted by impressive and thorough 360˚ due diligence, the long-term perspective required to build substantial companies, outstanding experience of bringing venture to financial success and an uncommon sense for team work. This is “smart money” at its best.”

Jaques R. Essinger, former CEO, Symetis

“As the founding investor in CeQur, Endeavour Vision has been an invaluable partner over the years, providing strategic input, on-going support and financing. I’ve enjoyed getting to know several members of the team, each bringing their own unique expertise, and all committed to our success. In the world of healthcare technology investors, you’d be hard pressed to find a better partner.”

Bradley PaddockBradley Paddock, CEO, CeQur Corporation

“As a trusted Board Member and Partner, Endeavour Vision brings a wealth of operational and financial experience to the team. They are interested in building companies the right way and creating a foundation for long-term accelerated growth, through a collaborative and detailed approach. Endeavour has always been a positive influence on our company and market. They are not only interested in representing transformational technologies but ensuring those technologies bring significant benefit to patients across the globe.”

Christopher M. OwensChristopher M. Owens, President & CEO, Gynesonics

“Endeavour Vision has been an invaluable investor in IntelyCare and a crucial partner to us in exceeding our high-growth goals and empowering healthcare heroes. Endeavour’s team has helped us identify key growth opportunities and has provided the capital needed to execute. From expanding our network of nursing professionals to building out our platform to help partnered facilities, Endeavour Vision’s leadership has been key to our rapid and sustained growth.”

David CoppinsDavid Coppins, CEO, IntelyCare

“We find in Endeavour Vision a unique and highly-sophisticated team, which adds significant value to our commercialization ramp-up. This includes strategic input, organisational development and talent acquisition. They’re an investment team which works closely with management to identify creative solutions to complex issues, leading the maximum value creation for the enterprise. I highly recommend Endeavour Vision as a valuable venture partner.”

Earl FenderEarl R.Fender, Previously President & CEO, Vertiflex; CEO, Nalu

“Endeavour Vision is a trusted and highly effective global thought partner who believes in building a company the right way. Operationally the Endeavour Vision team has broad skill sets including product development, regulatory science, clinical execution, and product launches to help achieve our mutual vision of providing a safe and effective transformational therapy that becomes the standard of care for patients worldwide.”

Dennis Wahr CEO NuvairaDennis Wahr, CEO, Nuvaira

“From our introductory meeting, through the diligence and investment process and now as an active board member, the Endeavour Vision team has been a great partner. The team brings deep insights and a pragmatic approach to assisting high growth companies across a broad array of disciplines. Moreover, the team is a pleasure to work with and we look forward to our great partnership with Endeavour Vision as we continue to grow globally.”

Robert Spignesi, CEO, Rapid Micro Biosystems

“ Endeavour Vision is an extremely thorough and thoughtful healthcare investor, and at Virtual Incision we sincerely value and appreciate their Series C support. EV brings domain knowledge and a global perspective to help us pioneer the use of mini-robots for abdominal procedures — great partners to have around our board table.”

John MurphyJohn Murphy, CEO, Virtual Incision Corporation

“Endeavour Vision became our preferred partner to enter our next growth stage for a multitude of reasons. Aside from the deep level of expertise in HealthTech overall and their long-term perspective on creating sustainable change in the sector, we really valued the strong involvement of senior experts from the get go. As a result, the due diligence questions were sharp, challenging and to the point, which allowed us to dive into deep strategic conversations fast. Lastly, we simply clicked with the great team on a professional and personal level, who share the same passion to re-invent a much needed space.”

Kenbi CEOsKatrin Alberding and Clemens Raemy, Co-CEOs, Kenbi

“We are delighted to have Endeavour Vision as our partner on Willow’s mission of building solutions to moms’ most meaningful problems. They bring deep passion for our work; robust and relevant industry insights; excellent connections; and they ask outstanding, perceptive questions that help us ensure we’re thinking about and tackling the most important topics.”

Laura Chambers, CEO, Willow