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Citizen Capital

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PRI reporting framework 2018

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Overview

PE 01. Description of approach to RI

01.1. Provide a brief overview of your organisation’s approach to responsible investment in private equity.

Citizen Capital has an impact oriented investment strategy. Investment process and decision respect the following guidelines :

  • Selection of opportunities on the basis of financial AND social/environemental criteria
  • Strong commitment to companies' development through expertise and network
  • Assisting companies in driving their impact strategy and measuring their impact

The mission of the Fund is to deliver both positive social impact and ambitious financial retuns while tackling the following issues :

  • Inclusion / Adressing vulnerable populations
  • Social mobility
  • Transforming production and consumption habits for a better planet
  • Social innovation and value sharing

PE 02. Investment guidelines and RI

02.1. Indicate whether your organisation’s investment activities are guided by a responsible investment policy / follow responsible investment guidelines.

02.2. Describe how your organisation outlines expectations on staff and portfolio companies’ approach towards ESG issues in investment activities.

Our expectation on our management company and portfolio companies towards ESG issues are based on 5 key themes : Job creation and social progress ; Diversity promoting and non discrimination  ; profit-sharing ; environmental improvement process ; governance performance.

We expect portfolio companies to be motivated by improvement process on each of these items. Audit during due diligence, support in action plan implementing and reporting & assessment are made to help portfolio companies achieve progress.

The social impacts we expect to deliver through our investments are the following :

  • Job creation in deprived areas ; 
  • Adressing pressing needs of vulnerable population/clients ;
  • Promoting innovative sustainable consumer behaviors ;  
  • Implementation of shared value policy, new managament paradigms and innovative social organisations

 


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