Our principles and beliefs

The basics underpinning sustainability have long been at the heart of Sofina’s strategy. We formalised them through six principles and beliefs (set out below) which constitute the compass of our sustainability journey. 

Sustainable growth

As a long-term shareholder and investor, our role is to foster sustainable growth. Assessing the effect of our actions and those of our portfolio companies on all dimensions of the environment, as well as positively impacting our communities, is the foundation of any sustainable value creation.

Risk reduction and value creation

Sustainability presents risks and opportunities. We believe paying attention to sustainability reduces risk and creates value, while having a positive impact on society.

For all stakeholders

We believe there is no trade-off between investment returns and responsible investment. To achieve sustainable returns, we need to grow the value our activities bring to all stakeholders.

A process and a path

Maximising the positive impact of our business on our stakeholders is a continuous process, more than a destination. Our commitment is to follow the path and to progress. We therefore report our achievements towards positive change on a yearly basis.

Recognition and respect of differences

As a global investor, we know that sustainability issues, though relevant globally, will not find the same expression in the regions and sectors in which we are active. Our approach recognises and respects these differences, whilst our commitment to progress remains the same.

Inspiration for our portfolio

Our commitments on sustainability are also made by every one working at Sofina. We believe that Sofina must act on sustainability matters and be an inspiration for our portfolio companies.