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Nysnø Climate Investments

PRI reporting framework 2020

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PE 01. Description of approach to RI

01.1. Provide a brief overview of your organisation’s approach to responsible investment in private equity.

Nysnø invests in unlisted companies and funds. Nysnø may only hold miniority posistions, a maximum of 49%. We will normally hold somewhere between 10% and 20%.

Nysnø invests in technology, solutions and services that can move toward becoming a low emission society, at the same time as we contribute to reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.
Nysnø targets:

  • Profitability: Our portfolio shall be profitable over time.
  • Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions: We contribute with capital to develop and commercialise technology that reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Positive societal effects: We will function as catalysts for private investments and business activities, facilitate development of technology and increase awareness of greenhouse gas emissions and sustainability issues.

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.

Staff are expected to act in accordance with and implement Nysnø's ESG policy during the whole investment process. Key point include: ESG risk and opportunity identification in screening process, core ESG requirements implemented in investment and/or shareholders' agreement, ESG issues to be dealt with at Board level. Portfolio companies are expected to implement an ESG policy and to address ESG issues at Board level at least annually and in case of incident. ESG risks should be considered when developing new products and services or entering new markets.