Activa Capital is a leading French small&mid-market private equity firm. It manages private equity funds on behalf of a wide range of institutional investors who are themselves particularly involved in promoting Responsible Investment principles. Activa Capital has an active involvement towards ESG criteria with commitment to progress for itself and its portfolio companies. The implementation begins internally. The team is well organised to manage ESG issues: one Partner is in charge of Activa Capital ESG strategy. In November 2016, a dedidated position for an ESG analyst was open. The person in charge of ESG started working at the firm in January 2017 and since January 2018, she has been promoted as Associate, in charge of ESG and Digital Transformation. In September 2018, this person was replaced by another associate in charge of ESG and Digital Transformation.
Following our commitments to PRI, Activa Capital has incorporated ESG criteria in its ownership practices. As part of each new investment opportunity, Activa Capital assesses its key ESG stakes, its key ESG improvement areas, a list of key actions to be taken as well as an implementation timeline.
For the first time, Activa Capital has put in place in 2014 an ESG reporting within all its portfolio companies which enable its investment teams to track progresses made by these companies in terms of ESG practises. From 2016, an audit firm has been specifically hired to review ESG challenges and opportunities for every newly acquired company. Since 2016, every portfolio company in our last fund has been reviewed by these external ESG consultants.