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Bridgepoint

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]

We participated in the PRI working group that was involved in the publication of the PRI’s Monitoring, Reporting and Dialogue Guide in June 2018. As a member of the PRI's Private Equity Advisory Committee, we also attended and contributed to the quarterly meetings of the committee.

 

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]

Our Head of ESG is an active member of Invest Europe's Responsible Investment Roundtable. As noted earlier, he has been appointed as one of its key speakers / presenters (3 years consecutively) at its annual RI training course which is attended by members from various asset classes across Europe. During 2018, James co-led the review and update of Invest Europe's ESG due diligence guide for private equity investors and its portfolio companies (available here https://www.investeurope.eu/about-us/responsible-investment/esg-due-diligence-guide/).

 

          Financial Times The 125 Women’s Forum.
        

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]

Bridgepoint is a founding members of the FT 125 Women's Forum. The initiative focuses on the challenges in retaining a quorum of companies’ female future talent and in creating companies that encourage, develop and produce the best leaders for the future regardless of their sex.

It is an inclusive network that is a constructive place to debate the future of business in a modern and diverse world.

During 2017 we continued our membership with the forum and several colleagues attended their speaker events.

 

 

 

          Level 20
        

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 support Level 20, a not for profit organisation set up in 2015 to inspire women to join and to succeed in the private equity industry. During 2018, Emma Watford, a Bridgepoint Partner and Head of Business Services was appointed to Level 20's newly created Advisory Council, which includes other senior women and men from private equity, to provide high-level advice to the organisation's leadership. 

The Advisory Council has been established to provide a diverse range of strategic advice to the senior management team at Level 20; to act as a sounding board for the implementation and delivery of new initiatives; and as ambassadors for Level 20’s mission of increasing participation by women in the private equity industry in Europe.


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

          Delivered training on integration of ESG into the due diligence and portfolio company monitoring to more than 20 private equity investors as part of a broader training course delivered by Invest Europe.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Discussed the benefits of ESG integration and becoming a PRI signatory with several PE firms
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Bridgepoint is represented by our Head of ESG on the PRI's Private Equity Advisory Committee
        

Frequency of contribution

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          External promotion of responsible investment / ESG topics through the Bridgepoint ‘The Point’ magazine.
        

Description

          The Point is published twice a year by Bridgepoint to provide intelligent comment on issues and subjects to the businesses we own and the sectors where we invest. Issue 34, November 2018; the cover feature, 'Waste not - want not' focused on waste minimisation and resource efficiency - important ESG-related topics.
        

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 was included on the agenda of Bridgepoint's Work Experience Week. This initiative provides school leavers with insights into working in private equity and at Bridgepoint.

 


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


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