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Entrepreneur: the transition to a greener society means more requirements for investors in venture funds

Lower returns, longer timeplans and a higher degree of political interference will be underlying conditions when billions are invested in new, green businesses over the next few years. That is the prediction from one of the Danes who knows the startup scene best.

Investors investing in venture funds from now on might need to accept a different time frame and, for a while, a different financial return," says Tommy Andersen | Photo: Stine Bidstrup/ERH

With the new climate law, every future Danish government is required to work towards a 70 percent reduction of Denmark's carbon emissions by 2030. Although there is no guidebook for how to do this, it is clear that a green industry life is a central part of the solution.

The ambitious goals, which were approved with broad support from elected parties, involve bigger requirements for all parts of society, not least entrepreneurs and investors, who create the green companies of tomorrow.

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