We refer to reponsible investment and ESG matters throughout the PPM.
HPE's organizational setup is framed around the following two key pillars: (i) a well-defined, HPE-tailored core infrastructure incorporating legal, financial, human resources and investor relations functions and (ii) a clear and efficient governance structure comprising various committees driving investment, general management and portfolio company exit decisions. As a result, HPE has developed a professional private equity platform by putting the necessary policies and procedures in place such as human resources processes, compliance manuals and a solid set of core standards around audit and environmental social and governance (ESG) matters.
HPE also ensures the Prior Fund's valuation is derived in accordance with the European Venture Capital Association (EVCA) guidelines. Having been a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) since 2009 and an endorser of the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) principles, the support team have built a highly institutionalized platform further demonstrated by HPE being awarded with the EuVECA label, making HPE one of only three funds in the Netherlands to have been granted this status as of 2nd February 2015. HPE's highly transparent and regulated platform strengthens HPE's ability to make investments in an efficient manner and in the best interests of its investors.
HPE's due diligence process is both disciplined and thorough, analyzing the potential transaction from a commercial, legal, financial and ESG perspective.