CDC International Capital considers that taking into account environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in its investment policy contributes to the sustainability of its investments and of the economy and society at large.
The responsible investment policy of CDC International Capital combines several approaches that are tailored to each asset type:
- Mainstream / general approach i.e. ESG incorporation: integration of ESG issues in all the investment stages, from the preinvestment stage, through the holding period to the end of the investment.
- Negative screening : Overall compliance of the operation with the anti-money laundering and terrorist financing rules, mainly in order to check compliance issues (compliance of the operation with the anti-money laundering and terrorist financing rules, respect of environmental and social standards recognised by the French and European legislation, compliance with international treaties and laws, etc.) but also restriction of the investment's universe, in particular if the asset's activity is not suitable with general interest or if any improvement won't be possible.