Kone Foundation relies on yields from investments for its operations. The purpose of the Foundation’s investment function is to manage the Foundation’s investment assets so that operations pursuant to the Foundation’s by-laws remain stable now and in the future.

Because the Foundation employs a longterm investment horizon, the majority of its investments are in shares. 

Investments are governed by the investment strategy, approved annually by the Board of Trustees, and the annual investment plan.

In deciding on the award purse for grants, the Board of Trustees takes into account the running yield on assets in the previous financial year and the current outlook. The Foundation is also mindful that future funding needs must be prepared for.