SUSTAINABILITY AND IMPACT
The ecological transition, at the core of our investment strategy
Since 2005, Demeter has put the environment at the core of its investment strategy, with this founding principle: “combining financial performance and environmental impact.”
With more than 1 billion euros under management, Demeter is investing and supporting companies in the ecological and energy transition sectors in their development.
Demeter, committed to promoting ESG
Since inception, Demeter has been committed to promoting Environment, Social and Governance criteria as key elements to achieve sustainable performance. We are committed to promoting ESG initiatives and best practices within our portfolio companies, within our management company and within the private equity community.
An ESG approach integrated in the life cycle of our portfolios
We contribute to the emergence and the development of ecological and energy transition champions. We perform an ESG due diligence before each investment, which, for Paris Green Fund, is completed by a territorial impact audit carried out by the consulting firm Carbone 4. We also support our portfolio companies in the improvement of their ESG approach, in particular by involving their boards of directors.
Integration of the Sustainable Development Goals in our ESG approach
Demeter contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goals as an investor by taking equity participations in companies that are committed to acting in favor of the environment and the society.
Global Impact of our portfolio companies
Our portfolio companies contributed in 2017 to saving nearly 700.000 tons of C02 (increase by 20% compared to 2016) and generated the production of 1. 080 GWh of renewable energy.
Three of our most recent funds have been granted by EY and Novethic with the TEEC Label (Energy and Ecological Transition for Climate Label) giving our investors the guaranty that their funds effectively contribute to the ecological transition.