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.
Strong capabilities in market research, corporate finance, due diligence, competitor analysis etc.
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!
Humbleness and hard work
above good intentions
CEO Morten Albaek has a feature article in Berlingske on how modern leadership requires existential innovation to become meaningful and sustainable (in Danish)
Our portfolio company Nabufit has reached more than 150,000 downloads of its fitness app in the two months since its release
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
Interview with founder at IJH A/S, Ilse Jacobsen, and Voluntas CEO Morten Albaek on the investment partnership, and growth plan
Co-founder and CEO Morten Albaek has been appointed chairman at Vertic Inc., a global independent digital advertising agency
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
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
Co-founder and CEO Morten Albaek has been appointed to define a digital strategy for the Vatican (in Danish)
Co-founder and CEO Morten Albaek discusses the need for a more meaningful way of investing and earning money
Co-founder and CEO Morten Albaek talks to the National Bank of Canada about meaningfulness as good business