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Nordic Capital

PRI reporting framework 2020

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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.

Nordic Capital is committed to investing responsibly, with a firm belief that responsible business practice is essential for achieving long-term success and value creation. With a clear commitment to making a positive contribution to society by helping to build strong companies, we drive sustainable development and awareness within our own organisation as well as in the portfolio companies.


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.

Sustainability is central to our investment process. Nordic Capital’s Responsible Investment Policy and framework clearly states our approach throughout the investment, ownership, and exit phases. Nordic Capital believes that attention to Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) matters is a prerequisite for long-term value creation. We are committed to investing responsibly and our ambition is to develop companies into successful and sustainable businesses.

Nordic Capital investment professionals are well placed to address sustainability risks and opportunities with the support of a dedicated in-house Sustainability Team and external advisors. The in-house Sustainability Team ensures that Nordic Capital addresses sustainability risks and opportunities in a structured and efficient manner and promotes best practice in governance, social and environmental behaviour within Nordic Capital and our portfolio companies. 

When Nordic Capital invests in a company, a structured on-boarding process is initiated to understand and identify material risks and opportunities related to sustainability and to set a sustainability agenda. Nordic Capital actively engages with its portfolio companies during the ownership stage to promote the importance of sustainability, drive sustainable performance and share best practice. It sets out clear expectations for portfolio companies, ensuring that sustainability is addressed appropriately at boardroom level and throughout the organisation.


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