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.
Under management focused on the ecological transition
of CO2 avoided by our portfolio companies in 2019
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.
A strong commitment since 2005
With a strong commitment since 2005, Demeter committed actively in 2019 and 2020 to the development of gender parity signing the France Invest, Sista and Billion Dollar Fund for Women charters, and of the conservation of biodiversity.
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.
Ecological transition of cities
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Contribution the Sustainable Development Goals
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.
An awarded ESG & Impact policy
Demeter’s role as a pioneer and leader in integrating ESG into its investment strategy is regularly recognized in the ecosystem.
In 2020 and for the second successive year, Demeter received the Swen Capital Partners’ award for the best management company in terms of ESG practices in the Small cap category and the highest rating awarded by the UN Principles for Responsible Investment.
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, and initiatives for gender diversity (the France Invest gender equality charter, SISTA and The Billion Dollar Fund for Women).