Frankfurt am Main, 30th of August 2022 – Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE000A0L1NN5) declares to have signed the United Nations (UN) supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) to promote sustainable and responsible investments.
The PRI provide a framework for the integration of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) criteria and include a leading global network of more than 5,000 investors with a total of USD 121 trillion in AUM. With its signature, Heliad Equity Partners commits to take a series of actions related to the development and integration of global sustainable investment guidelines. In addition, Heliad Equity Partners is focusing on PRI reporting requirements to increase transparency regarding the new ESG guidelines.
Heliad’s Co-CEO Julian Kappus confirms: “Implementing the UN-backed principles is a natural step for us in the development of our investment strategy. As one of the leading listed venture capital investors in Europe, we are responsible for investment decisions for our broad investor base of over 2,700 individual shareholders, family offices as well as global asset managers. Therefore, it is of particular importance for us to screen our potential portfolio companies regarding their ESG activities, as well as to support them in their ongoing ESG-adherence. The positive influence of Corporate Sustainability Performance (CSP) on Corporate Financial Performance (CFP) is also gaining explicit importance for us, in fact we consider it essential for the sustainable value development of our portfolio companies. By joining the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), we are now formalizing this strategy.”
“We’re pleased to welcome Heliad Equity Partners as a signatory to the PRI,” said David Atkin, CEO at the Principles for Responsible Investment. “Now more than ever it is vital for responsible investors to come together to work towards common goals, for the benefit of the planet and our society. We look forward to working alongside Heliad Equity Partners to realize these goals.”
The PRI is the world’s leading advocate for responsible investment. It is committed both to understanding the impact of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors on investments and to helping its international network of signatory investors incorporate these factors into their investment and ownership decisions. The PRI acts in the long-term interests of their signatories, the financial markets and economies in which they operate, and ultimately the environment and society as a whole. Despite diverse support from the United Nations, PRI operates as an independent organization and encourages PRI investors to use responsible investing to enhance returns and better manage risk. Further information about PRI can be found under www.unpri.org.
Heliad (ISIN: DE000A0L1NN5 / Ticker: HPBK) is a listed investment company with a mission to empower both entrepreneurs and investors. The company invests in market leading companies across various verticals and regions to power their next phase of growth. As a listed company and through our strong team and strategic partners, Heliad can support companies pre, at and post IPO and act as a gateway to public equity capital markets.
An evergreen structure allows Heliad to act independently of usual fund lifecycles and provides shareholders with unique access to pre-IPO market returns without any restrictions or limitations in terms of investment size and term commitment. Further information about Heliad can be found under www.heliad.com follow us on LinkedIn.
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