We leave a better world for our children
We have followed responsible and sustainable investing since 2011 when we joined UN PRI. We believe that being active and engaged investors pushing companies for constant improvement in their environmental, social and corporate governance activities will leave next generations a better world to live in.
In the Baltics and Emerging Europe we have committed to push companies to disclose their footprint and salary gap between women and men as well as to follow good corporate governance principles. We see climate change as the biggest threat to our society and thus are supporters of the Paris Agreement and are committed to have net-zero emission investments by 2050.
We support education and young people
Avaron has been successfully in operations since 2007. We feel it is our obligation to give back to our society. Education, supporting young people and society are close to our heart. This is why for years we have each year supported a different non-profit organization.
School for New Teachers – NGO that contributes to the growth of next generation of Estonian teachers.
Junior Achievement Eesti – an organization that injects entrepreneurship and economic thinking into young people. Several of our employees are graduates of this program.
Back to School – an NGO that brings key people of different fields to give inspirational lectures to students. For Avaron’s donation the NGO was able to produce a 9 series programme on investing.
Bullying-Free School – an NGO that helps students to acknowledge bullying at school and gives teachers a set of features to help them decrease bullying.
Youth to School – an NGO to bring young people to teach at schools for two years with the aim to integrate new young people as teachers and leaders of education.
We help to improve Estonia’s business climate
Avaron is a founder and active member of Estonian Service Business Association that aims to improve the business environment of professional service companies in Estonia.
Avaron’s Managing Partner Kristel Kivinurm-Priisalm serves as a Voting Member of Nasdaq Tallinn Listing and Surveillance Committee. Kristel commits her time to improve the transparency and regulations of Estonia’s public companies.
We invest our time to improve the life of youth
Avaron’s founder Valdur Jaht initiated and Avaron has financially supported the NGO Youth to Olympics. The foundation funds young talents in sports in their pursuit of becoming Olympic athletes.
We have encouraged our staff to take active role in the community by giving lectures on investing and entrepreneurship at schools. Each year several of our people go back to schools to inspire elementary and high school students and give lectures at the University of Tartu.