In 2013, the province of Limburg founded the Limburg Energy Fund (LEF). This fund was tasked with financing promising projects that focused on energy conservation, sustainable energy generation, the circular economy, and the remediation of asbestos. During the six years of its existence, the LEF has made 30  investments. The LEF, which is managed by Polestar Capital, wanted to know from Impact House what its impact actually was.

Impact classification and results

We analysed the 30 investments, classified them, and then mapped out a number of impact indicators. This is how we were able to calculate the impact of the LEF:

  • 1,303,843 tonnes  waste savings
  • 300 households helped off gas
  • 19,000 m2 asbestos remediation
  • 14,000 solar panels installed
  • 4,594 jobs created
  • 20,000 tonnes of nitrogen reduced
  • 2,766,808 tonnes of CO2 savings (equivalent to 735,653 solar panels or 77 wind turbines)

We also described a number of case studies that were included in the impact report.

Communicating to investors

The private sector plays a decisive role when it comes to achieving the sustainability objectives of the province of Limburg. Our impact report is now used as a means of communication. It inspires local companies to start work on making their businesses more sustainable and motivates investors to make money available for this. That is how the LEF contributes to the province’s ambitions and thus to the transition towards an inclusive, innovative, sustainable and circular economy.

Want to know more?

Read the full LEF impact report.