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Activa 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.

Select all that apply

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]

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]

Activa Capital is member of the AFIC ESG Commission.

Activa Capital led a "think-tank" on "ESG Due Diligence and reporting". This think-tank produced a guide document for all GPs willing to set up internal ESG reporting tools as well as recommendations on ESG Due Diligence practises.

Activa Capital was already the co-author of the AFIC Sustainable Development White Book for French Private Equity which was published in December 2010.

In 2015, Activa Capital participated to the working group dedicated to the ESG annual report. Since 2016, Activa Capital has been working on the new edition of the AFIC ESG White paper, which is to be published in 2018. Since 2016, Activa Capital has also been involved in the working group on GP/LP communication regarding ESG criteria and in the working group to draft the ESG annual report.

In 2018, Activa Capital is working as a contributor and leader in two different workshops on Climate-Related issues : Sensitization & Training to Climates-related issues and Simplified Methodology to assess the Carbon Footprint of portfolio companies.

In 2019, Activa Capital participates to IC20 steering committee.

          Philanthropic activities
        

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]

Activa Capital is also very much involved in philanthropic activities and actively supports 3 French Charities among which La Fondation Thierry Latran which is a pan-European body financing research in the fields of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and motor neurons, Le Rire Médecin which helps children in hospital combat illness more effectively through laughter and play and L'Agence du Don en Nature which is dedicated to helping people and communities by donating unsold corporate products to qualified non-profit organizations. (2018)

In 2018, we strengthened our support to the latter :  we wanted to provide more personalized support to the Executive Director  via a dedicated session of skills sponsorship.

We also created a partnership around sustainable agriculture and training : Activa Capital is supporting the establishment of a training module for beekeeping. The module, called “Discovering urban beekeeping”, has been validated by the French ministry for agriculture and will be run by the company Beeopic as an option within 2 vocational baccalaureate diplomas. Activa Capital is funding the course via the apprenticeship tax. This effort is hold for 2019.


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.

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          We often meet between peers to share our best practices.
We also integrated the portfolio companies' managers to the day of training we did on ESG and social innovation with My Sezame. (2017)
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Activa Capital communicates more and more on its ESG practices, via social networks, corporate newsletters, press releases and annual public report on ESG.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          The partners of Activa Capital often take part to round tables on different topics, including ESG incorporation within Private Equity.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Every communication we do on ESG actions and policy mentions that we are a signatory of the PRI.
        

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]


SG 11. Dialogue with public policy makers or standard setters

11.1. Indicate if your organisation - individually or in collaboration with others - conducted dialogue with public policy makers or regulators in support of responsible investment in the reporting year.

If yes

11.2. Select the methods you have used.

11.3. Where you have made written submissions (individually or collaboratively) to governments and regulatory authorities, indicate if these are publicly available.

11.4. Provide a brief description of the main topics your organisation has engaged with public policy-makers or regulators on.

For instance, in 2017, we signed the Manifesto to decarbonize Europe, launched by the Shift Project before the French presidential and legislative elections.


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