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Bpifrance Investissement

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.

Bpifrance is a financial tool in the service of the collective interest, by financing the development and growth of companies, by intervening in market segments characterized by a lack of private funds. Its decisions are taken in the light of the impact of the projects, evaluated using a multicriteria analysis grid, integrating extra-financial criteria including esg practices, employment and territorial development effects

It is a patient investor, who accepts that the profitability of his investments materializes over a longer time horizon than most private investors

For each investment decision, Bpifrance consistently takes into account the ESG non-financial criteria (Environment, Social and Governance) that might have an impact on its investments.

Its responsible investment approach is defined based on international standards and collective commitments from financial investors so as to comply with Bpifrance’s general interest Bpifrance’s investments are fully part of this general interest mission by enhancing SMEs’ shareholding structure and ensuring their development based on a model ensuring a financial performance in line with market standards combined with the set-up of a sustainable operating model.

 

 


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.

As an operational subsidiary of Bpifrance for the direct investment activities and funds of funds, Bpifrance Investissement is involved in the general interest entrusted to Bpifrance, and adopted the social responsibility commitments and priorities that it publicly sets in its CSR policy:

The employment development, in particular for young people
The ecological and energy transition, in particular the optimisation of the energy resources’ use
Governance and management quality, in particular promoting the integration of women
The promotion of women’s entrepreneurship

For each investment decision, Bpifrance consistently takes into account the ESG non-financial criteria (Environment, Social and Governance) that might have an impact on its investments.

Its responsible investment approach is defined based on international standards and collective commitments from financial investors so as to comply with Bpifrance’s general interest Bpifrance’s investments are fully part of this general interest mission by enhancing SMEs’ shareholding structure and ensuring their development based on a model ensuring a financial performance in line with market standards combined with the set-up of a sustainable operating model.


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