IMPACT AND ESG

Since 2005, Demeter has put the environment at the heart of its investment strategy with the fundamental commitment of « combining financial performance with environmental commitment ». With more than 1 billion euros under management, Demeter is a pioneer and leader for investments in the ecological transition sectors.

€1 B

Under management focused on the ecological transition

4.3 Mt

of CO2 avoided by our portfolio companies in 2019

575 GWh

Of renewable energy produced by our portfolio companies in 2019

Demeter, committed to promoting ESG

Demeter has been committed since inception to promoting Environmental, Social and Governance criteria as key elements to achieve sustainable performance. We are committed to developing responsible investment approaches for all our stakeholders. ESG is integrated in our investment processes, we have a dedicated ESG team, ESG Ambassadors and we support the managers of our portfolio companies in the development of their responsible approaches.

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A strong commitment since 2005

With a strong commitment since 2005, Demeter committed actively in 2019 to the development of gender parity signing the France Invest, Sista and Billion Dollar Fund for Women charters, and of the conservation of biodiversity.

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Integration of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in our ESG approach

As an investor, Demeter contributes to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals by investing in companies that are committed to the environment and to society. 95% of our portfolio companies contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals, of which 87% to the SDG 13, which encourages measures to combat climate change and its repercussions.

Demeter’s activity

Innovation

Smart cities
Sustainable agriculture
Eco-innovation  

Growth

Ecological transition of cities
Eco-industries
Eco-energies

Infrastructure

Renewable energies
Energy efficiency
Eco-mobility 

Portfolio companies*

Biodegradable microcapsules that enhance the performance, sustainability and accessibility of bio-inputs

Self-service, dockless urban micro-mobility service (bicycles and scooters)

Engineering for building energy efficiency

Quick charging solutions for electric vehicles

Network of charging stations for electric vehicles in Saint-Etienne

Photovoltaic installations on roofs of shopping centres

*Extract of our portfolio for illustration

Contribution the Sustainable Development Goals

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Global impact measure of our companies

As a pioneer and leader, we measure the global impact of our portfolio companies and we are a driving force in proposing new impact measurement methodologies. For Paris Green Fund, we have set up an innovative and highly advanced territorial and environmental impact assessment with the Carbon 4 consulting firm. Three of our funds have also obtained the GreenFin label, giving our investors the guarantee of an effective contribution to the ecological transition.

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An awarded ESG & Impact policy

Demeter received 4 awards in 2019 in recognition of its pioneering and leading role in integrating ESG into our investment strategy.

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Demeter, a committed and responsible investor

Demeter is a responsible and committed investor. As such, we are signatories of numerous initiatives such as PRI (Principle for Responsible Investment), CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), iC20, The Shift Project, etc.

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