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Zouk Capital

PRI reporting framework 2019

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Promoting responsible investment

SG 09. Collaborative organisations / initiatives

09.1. Select the collaborative organisation and/or initiatives of which your organisation is a member or in which it participated during the reporting year, and the role you played.

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Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Zouk remains an active member in the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association.

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Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

We actively support all the efforts around sustainable innovation. The rationale for investing in resource innovation is, in Zouk’s view, stronger than ever, as economic, social and environmental forces are exerting an increasing strain on resources and challenging incumbent industries and business models to become much more efficient and sustainable.

Zouk’s Managing Partner Samer Salty has long been a thought leader on sustainability and ESG, speaking regularly at conferences as well as writing numerous articles www.zouk.com/insight.

 


SG 09.2. Assets managed by PRI signatories (Not Applicable)


SG 10. Promoting RI independently

10.1. Indicate if your organisation promotes responsible investment, independently of collaborative initiatives.

10.2. Indicate the actions your organisation has taken to promote responsible investment independently of collaborative initiatives. Provide a description of your role in contributing to the objectives of the selected action and the typical frequency of your participation/contribution.

Description

          To give more visibility on the sustainable focus of our investments, we have taken the initiative to have a third party specialist dedicated to environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and reporting conduct a full analysis of the portfolio for Growth Fund II. In the hiring of a third party specialist we were able to not only take advantage of their significant experience and knowledge of ESG reporting but also to provide an unbiased impact assessment to investors.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Zouk has invested in the sustainable economy since 1999 and first started to implement its Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) frameworks in 2006. Since then, Zouk has improved upon and updated its targets and implementation methods. We constantly write and publish articles around our vision for sustainability.
        

Frequency of contribution

10.3. Describe any additional actions and initiatives that your organisation has taken part in during the reporting year to promote responsible investment [Optional]

ESG is at the core of every Zouk investment. We strongly believe that incorporating views around sustainability into our investment process drives alpha in our investments. Our approach is holistic and therefore able to fully capture a prospective investment’s impact, sustainability and/or resource efficiency potential.

To give more visibility on the sustainable focus of our investments, we have taken the initiative to have a third party specialist dedicated to environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and reporting conduct a full analysis of our the portfolio for Growth Fund II.

Zouk’s Managing Partner Samer Salty has long been a thought leader on sustainability and ESG, speaking regularly at conferences as well as writing numerous articles www.zouk.com/insight.


SG 11. Dialogue with public policy makers or standard setters (Private)


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