Our ESG approach

ESG principles and beliefs

 

  1. ESG will be one of the defining trends of the coming decade. This trend, much like those before it, presents risks and opportunities. We aim to mitigate the former and embrace the latter.
  2. Not only do we do not believe there is a trade-off between investment returns and corporate social responsibility, but we are convinced that to achieve sustainable long-term returns, we need to grow the value our activities bring to all our stakeholders.
  3. We developed a double approach on ESG matters. As a company, we make commitments on environmental, social and governance aspects. As an investor, we commit to integrate ESG criteria into our investment decisions in accordance with our Responsible investment policy.

Sofina as a company

Sofina as an investor

Environment
  • Commitment to reduce our environmental footprint
Social
  • Promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Responsible employer:
    • Continuous training and personal development of the growth mindset
    • Providing a fulfilling workplace
  • Social commitment by supporting initiatives that foster cultural and social development
Governance
  • Application of the best governance practices
  • High standards of compliance, ethics and integrity
  • Respect for human rights
ESG
  • Integration of ESG criteria into investment decisions and monitoring of our portfolio companies through our Responsible investment policy
  • UNPRI signatory
  • Engagement with our portfolio companies on ESG issues

Sofina as a company

Environment
  • Commitment to reduce our environmental footprint
    Social
    • Promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace
    • Responsible employer:
      • Continuous training and personal development of the growth mindset
      • Providing a fulfilling workplace
    • Social commitment by supporting initiatives that foster cultural and social development
      Governance
      • Application of the best governance practices
      • High standards of compliance, ethics and integrity
      • Respect for human rights

        SOFINA AS AN INVESTOR

        ESG
        • Integration of ESG criteria into investment decisions and monitoring of our portfolio companies through our Responsible investment policy
        • UNPRI signatory
        • Engagement with our portfolio companies on ESG issues
          1. Much as Rome was not created in a day, maximisation of any business’ impact for its stakeholders will not be achieved within a defined period of time. It is a process and a path, not a destination to be reached. Our commitment is to the path and to progress. We will therefore report our achievements on a yearly basis and commit to a positive first derivative.
          2. As a global investor, we recognise that ESG issues though relevant globally, will not find the same expression in the regions and sectors in which we are active. Our approach will recognise and respect these differences, whilst our commitment to progress will remain the same.
          3. Being close to our values, our ESG commitments are also a commitment made by each and every one working at Sofina.