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Synova Capital LLP

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Pre-investment (selection)

PE 05. Incorporating ESG issues when selecting investments

05.1. During due-diligence indicate if your organisation typically incorporates ESG issues when selecting private equity investments.

05.2. Describe your organisation`s approach to incorporating ESG issues in private equity investment selection.

Synova performs a ESG Impact and Risk Assessment on each potential new investment, mainly based on desktop research but also on independent studies:

Environmental Impact Assessment – an assessment of the positive environmental and social impact of a new service or technology

ESG Risk Analysis – an assessment of the company’s exposure to major environmental, social or governance risks

05.3. Additional information. [Optional]


PE 06. Types of ESG information considered in investment selection

06.1. Indicate what type of ESG information your organisation typically considers during your private equity investment selection process.

06.2. Describe how this information is reported to, considered and documented by the Investment Committee or similar.

During the investment selection process each company is measured against a series of recognised metrics which address the most important challenges of the industry in question and the company is ranked against those metrics
Objectives are established for implementation. For example, relative improvement is measured against current practices, or absolute thresholds.


PE 07. Encouraging improvements in investees (Private)


PE 08. ESG issues impact in selection process (Private)


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