Combining innovation with responsible investing
ESG factors are important to us when we choose investments, as they can help mitigate risks in a private equity portfolio, and reveal opportunities such as companies involved in creating solutions to sustainability challenges.
Our sustainable private equity strategy offers:
- Exposure to innovative businesses with positive earnings and growth potential
- Investments in access constrained funds with excellent track records through our extensive network
- A responsibly invested portfolio with full ESG integration in selecting and monitoring
- Professional management based on years of experience
“We create value by focusing on the financial issues that matter, while at the same time being a responsible investor. We see our managers as partners in pursuing this, and work with them to make ESG a bigger factor in their investments.”
“Our investments in small companies have a direct impact on local communities, jobs and the environment. With our staying power we create long term partnerships with the best managers, who grow and professionalise companies into leading players in their markets.”
An ESG framework to limit risks
Implementation of an ESG framework to enhance return, limit risks and help companies to become more sustainable is part of our private equity strategy. We partner with firms that grow business in a sustainable way. We do not invest in companies that are not compliant with our RI policy.
Access to a wide range of strategies
Our strategy is designed to provide access to a wide range of private equity strategies. We invest mainly in European and North American lower mid-market buy-out funds, with the majority in funds up to EUR 1 bn. A limited exposure to distressed debt and special situation funds, as well as growth buyout adds diversity to the portfolio.