Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

In an increasingly complex world, having teams with complementary skillsets and backgrounds is vital for success. FSN Capital places significant emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I).

Our DE&I vision

We want a workplace where the unique perspectives and qualities of our employees drive better collective decisions in generating outstanding returns for our investors.

Our DE&I definition

We believe in diversity of thought as the foundation for understanding risks and identifying opportunities others don’t. We are committed to embrace differences in genders, ethnicities and educational backgrounds.

We believe in a one-team meritocracy and mutual generosity where everyone has equal opportunities for success and career advancement. We are committed to understanding our biases and listening to every voice.

We believe in creating a sense of belonging and respecting the individual. We are committed to inclusive leadership and transparency on expectations to our employees.

Historical People Performance

At FSN Capital, we are committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within our organization, across our portfolio companies, and among our executive advisors. By championing a diverse array of voices and ensuring equitable opportunities for all, we strive to create an environment where every individual is respected, valued, and empowered to succeed. Since we started tracking Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at FSN, the representation of women in the firm has increased, from 28% to 42%. 75% of portfolio company boards were diverse at year-end 2023.

Diversity & Inclusion Targets

Jesper Isaksen, Partner and Head of Talent, talks about Diversity at FSN Capital

Read this interview with our Executive Advisor Gunn Wærsted

Driving Returns through DE&I

In 2023 we conducted “Winning Together,” a firmwide initiative to create a DE&I strategy that reflects our values and cultural DNA.

The full FSN Capital team was involved, across 10 crossfunctional working groups, covering topics including Talent & Recruitment, Parenting, and Unconscious Bias. Each group researched, collaborated, and built a recommendation for the firm. A steering group of internal and external stakeholders acted as sparring partners.

The initiative resulted in a vision and definition that are purpose-built for our firm, with buy-in across the organization. We seek to promote diversity of thought, make everyone’s voice heard—and in the end, win together.

FSN Capital’s climate footprint and offsetting

FSN Capital has targets verified by the SBTi and has committed to Net Zero. Although total emissions per employee decreased in 2022 by 23% from 2019, our total absolute emissions were above pre-pandemic levels, and we will work on reducing our emissions further.

In addition to reducing our emissions, we each year offset any remaining emissions by buying carbon removal credits. Total emissions for FSN Capital in 2022 was 406 tons CO2e, and we bought Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) credits for planting of mangrove trees and reforestation. These credits are in line with SBTi’s carbon removal strategy.

Giving Back

FSN Capital donates to select philanthropic initiatives that support our values. Since 2014, we have donated a Christmas gift to the Naandi Foundation. The charity supports the education and empowerment of underprivileged girls in India. As of 2021, our donations have contributed to 31 girls completing their 10 years education. Currently, we support the education of 176 girls in school.

We are proud to support the Naandi foundation. It gives FSN Capital an opportunity to impact an issue otherwise beyond our reach”

— Frode Strand-Nielsen,
Founder and Chairperson, FSN Capital

The Naandi Foundation

Source: The Naandi Foundation

FSN Capital also sponsors and co-operates with other initiatives including:

  • UNICEF, specific donation to support families in Ukraine fleeing the Russian invasion in 2022.
  • FromU2them, committed to providing relief for citizens of India, affected by the Covid-19 crisis.
  • Kennedy Human Rights, promoting investment approaches that consider social justice.
  • Plan, driving change to advance children’s rights and equality for girls.
  • Level 20, dedicated to improving gender diversity in the European Private Equity industry

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