About

Voluntas Investments is the outcome of an encounter between business man and investor Jan Andersen, and philosopher and corporate executive Morten Albæk who discussed the idea and prospect of creating a more meaningful way of earning money. As of July 1st 2015, the discussions materialized into the establishment of the world’s first advisory firm that systematically measure meaningfulness, diversity, and sustainability in the companies that we facilitate investments into; Voluntas was born.

 

/voˈlun.tas/ (Latin): will, goal, purpose, meaning.

 

Voluntas has inherited its name from Morten Albæk’s leadership philosophy of meaningfulness. It rests upon the perception that as a leader it is an unmanageable task to isolate the employee from the human being. The performance review should therefore take its point of departure in the purpose of the employee’s life as a whole, and explore and challenge how this purpose is connected to the overall purpose and vision of the company. Companies that succeed in incorporating a strong purpose, a diverse top management, and a sustainable vision at the very core of their strategy and culture are rewarded with employees who are more engaged, more innovative, and more productive, which, ultimately, translates into long-term competitiveness and profitability.

Team / Organization

Investment Team

Strong capabilities in market research, corporate finance, due diligence, competitor analysis etc.

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Co-Founder, CEO

Morten Albæk

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Chief Financial Officer

Nicolai Grue Nymark

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Investment Manager

Kristian Lykke Winberg

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Our Virtues

If you are motivated by creating something that has never been done before, by doing something that will make a difference to others, by contributing to making the air cleaner, by advancing gender and ethnic equality, and by creating more meaningful work lives – then, please come work for us!

We value…
Honesty

Honesty
above compassion

Fact

Facts
above emotions

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Humbleness and hard work
above good intentions

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Self-awareness
above self-confidence

Our News

We lack the existential dimension in the digital transformation

CEO Morten Albaek has a feature article in Berlingske on how modern leadership requires existential innovation to become meaningful and sustainable (in Danish)

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Fitness app reaches 150,000 downloads

Our portfolio company Nabufit has reached more than 150,000 downloads of its fitness app in the two months since its release

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Voluntas celebrates its first year of existence

CEO Morten Albaek explains the state of the nation a year after Voluntas’ inception, and how the three principles – diversity, sustainability, and meaningfulness – guide Voluntas’ work

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Voluntas partners with Ilse Jacobsen Hornbæk

Interview with founder at IJH A/S, Ilse Jacobsen, and Voluntas CEO Morten Albaek on the investment partnership, and growth plan

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Voluntas CEO Morten Albaek appointed as Chairman of Vertic

Co-founder and CEO Morten Albaek has been appointed chairman at Vertic Inc., a global independent digital advertising agency

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Nabufit announces Brazilian football star Neymar Jr. as brand ambassador

Nabufit Global, part of Voluntas Investments’ portfolio, has entered an agreement with Neymar Jr., who will become a key ambassador in positioning the Nabufit brand globally

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CEO Morten Albaek interviewed on business with a purpose beyond profit

The Millennials want to work for companies that have a higher purpose than the next quarterly results. Companies should see beyond profit and focus on making work life meaningful


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Morten Albæk skal få paven op i skyen

Co-founder and CEO Morten Albaek has been appointed to define a digital strategy for the Vatican (in Danish)

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Nu må kapitalismen redde verden

Co-founder and CEO Morten Albaek discusses the need for a more meaningful way of investing and earning money

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Investing with meaning

Co-founder and CEO Morten Albaek talks to the National Bank of Canada about meaningfulness as good business

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Direktør går fra Vestas: Laver pengetank med Brøndby-rigmand

Jan Bech Andersen and Morten Albaek announces the establishment of the new investment and advisory firm Voluntas

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