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Celebrating Impact: Pender Ventures Releases the 2023 Impact Report

At Pender Ventures, we are proud to share our 2023 Impact Report, a reflection of a year dedicated to enhancing healthcare, promoting diversity, and driving inclusion, underpinned by our commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) best practices. Our emphasis for 2023 was on amplifying the impact of our existing portfolio through strategic ESG integration and focused support.

Advancing Healthcare Through Technology

Aligned with our ‘Better Lives’ mission, our 2023 initiatives have been pivotal in advancing healthcare accessibility and innovation. By leveraging technology, we have supported initiatives that democratize access to medical services, significantly reducing costs and improving outcomes for diverse populations globally. This year, the health IT innovations of our portfolio companies have contributed to over $100M million dollars in healthcare savings and affected positive change in the lives of approximately 9M patients.

Championing Diversity and Inclusion

In pursuit of ‘Better Inclusiveness’, this year marked significant progress in fostering diversity within our portfolio companies and the broader ecosystem. Our commitment to creating opportunities reflects our core belief that while talent is universally distributed, opportunities are not. While we are just scratching the surface, our combined efforts have resulted in diversity metrics which are 1.2X industry averages (across management, board-level and overall employment diversity) moving us closer to our goal of a 1.5X industry average target.

Sustaining Our Planet

Our dedication to a ‘Better Planet’ has driven us to support innovations that tackle critical environmental challenges. Our portfolio companies have achieved measurable impacts in reducing CO2 emissions and conserving natural resources, showcasing our commitment to responsible consumption and environmental stewardship. Notably, this year, our portfolio companies helped reduce over 14,000 metric tonnes of CO2 and the preservation of approximately 9,000 trees.

Enhancing ESG Practices Across All Phases

This year, we continued to enhance our investment practices across all phases—from deal sourcing and investment analysis to ongoing portfolio support and investor reporting. Our focus on ESG is not just about compliance, but about driving change by enhancing opportunities, mitigating key risks, and measuring what truly matters. This approach ensures that we are not only aligning with best practices but also setting new standards in responsible investing.

We extend our deepest gratitude to the management teams of our portfolio companies for their dedication to integrating ESG best practices into their operations. Their efforts are crucial in advancing our collective mission.

We invite our partners, stakeholders, and the broader community to explore the detailed achievements and stories of impact in our full 2023 Impact Report, available below:

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