Ardian strongly believes that working together with other industry players and stakeholders is critical for efficiently enhancing the implementation of the Principles for Responsible Investment.
Ardian has been actively involved in various formal and informal collaborative initiatives and dialogues. Over the year, the firm actively engaged with other market players and took part in many professional discussions around the industry's working practices.
In 2016, among global initiatives to raise awareness, share tools and best practices, Ardian and two of its portfolio companies’ were panellists at the annual ESG conference for the French private equity industry in Paris organised by AFIC. Ardian also spoke at the SuperInvestor conference in Amsterdam, participated to the Global Impact Investing Network conference in Amsterdam, and Dominique Senequier, CEO of Ardian, was a keynote speaker at the PRI 10-year Global Workshop which was sponsored by Ardian, in Paris..
Moreover, the Head of Corporate & Investment Responsibility published an open column in a major industry magazine on the subject of Responsible Investment and Ardians approach on the subject
Furthermore, Ardian was recognized for its leading Responsible Investment practices by peers: it received Swen Capital Partners “ESG best practice award” in the Mid & Large cap category for the 2nd time.
Also, Ardian uses ESG reviews conducted by external consultants to communicate on ESG practices within portfolio companies to its clients either through annual management reports and dedicated reporting mechanisms.
Ardian created a new and more detailed Corporate and Investment Responsibility Report which is dedicated to a wider audience. In addition to information on Policy & Governance, this Report contained key figures and case studies.