IMPACT AND ESG
WHAT RESPONSABILITY’S THEMATIC INVESTMENT APPROACH IS ABOUT
When responsAbility kicked off development investments in 2003, the objective was to create development impact while unlocking attractive new markets for investors. For this we chose a thematic approach, focusing on three sectors.
HOW ALL OF OUR PORTFOLIO COMPANIES ENGAGE IN SIX IMPACT THEMES
15 years down the line, development impact ranks high on the global agenda, thanks to the Sustainable Development Goals promoted by the United Nations. They serve as the basis for our impact approach centered around 6 impact themes.
HOW WE MEASURE IMPACT AT EVERY LEVEL
We believe that transparency is key when it comes to investments. This is why we measure the development impact of everything we do – as a company, for each investment sector and investment vehicle as well as for every portfolio company.
THE IMPACT THE RESPONSABILITY PORTFOLIO CREATED IN 2017
HOW ESG & IMPACT ADD UP IN ONE EQUATION
For responsAbility the application of ESG criteria is only one selection criteria within the investment process. For the portfolio, responsAbility targets high impact companies defined by a set of measurable impact themes. Careful ESG assessment and monitoring then guarantees no unforeseen risks arise in the areas of environment, social and governance.
ESG: NO HIGH-RISK INVESTMENTS IN THE RESPONSABILITY PORTFOLIO
Roughly 70% of all investments within the responsAbility portfolio score low on ESG risk.
The remaining 30% of responsAbility’s portfolio is classified as ‘medium’ ESG risk.
No investments classified as «high-risk» within the responsAbility portfolio.