Bengt and Eva’s philanthropic journey is far from over. It has just started. Bengt is a member of UBS Impact Investing Fund advisory board and also regularly travels to Indonesia where he and a partner are the founders of one of his favorite impact investing projects – building a number of hydro power plants with a target of 200 MW.
Bengt explains: “We will not only generate a lot of clean energy and receive a financial return. We have also created a local foundation that will, together with us, act as a shareholder, receive income from the power plants and use it for the better of the local community". Impact investing is a topic that stays close to his heart. "The ultimate goal is to have all assets invested in a meaningful way, making change, doing good" he says.
"Things get better in this world. It's not all bad," he concludes. "In the last decades, a billion or more people were lifted out of the worst poverty, we often forget. If we can open the eyes to people to spread happiness and inspiration, then it is going to get better. It feels good to spread joy – it creates energy."