Since its creation, Ekkio Capital has been continuously promoting the principles of responsible investment.
An effective ESG approach is key to the success and performance of a portfolio company.
We integrate non-financial, environmental, social and governance criteria from opportunity analysis to selling-off.
We have strengthened and formalized our commitments by implementing an ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) charter, signed by the whole team of Ekkio.
We integrate ESG criteria into our investment strategy and their operational implementation, against the backdrop of regulatory obligations. Our reference documente:
FSI France Investissement’s Charter of Partner Companies.
In 2013, we implemented an ESF review for all our portfolio companies. It has been carried out since 2019 by an external and specialized company that brings methodology, benchmarks and objectivity.
In order to standardize ESG reporting of portfolio companies, a common reference document covers 4 main topics : environmental footprint, supply chain, social footprint and governance.
An annual online survey on the Sirsa platform helps identify areas for improvement. Qualitative discussions with management teams pave the way to action plans to improve the companies' extra-financial performances. The evolution of ESG indicators is monitored over time for all investments and sent to LPs as part of ESG reporting.
In 2020, we built a partnership with Great Place to Work® to strengthen our commitments on the HR dimension in the portfolio companies and to promote wellbeing at work as a performance driver.
We are convinced that growth also depends on employees and that social performance is linked to financial performance. We are committed to helping the companies in which we invest to become better organizations.
Ekkio Capital is the first French investor to integrate this extra-financial factor into the valorization of portfolio companies. This Great Place to Work® label for the portfolio focuses on a QWL (quality of life at work) factor that is still undervalued in the private equity sector but which nevertheless has a significant impact on the life of companies.
To find out more about Great Place to Work®