Sustainable investment

Our principles

As a long-term active owner, sustainable practices are central for our success. We follow responsible practices in all our fund management and investment activities.

What is sustainable investment at CapMan?

We are committed to implementing sustainable business practices in investment analysis and decision making in our own activities as well as for our portfolio companies. We focus particularly on environmental, social and governance related performance indicators when assessing sustainability aspects of our practicies. These factors are commonly abbreviated as ESG.

Good ESG management can have a positive material impact on the competitiveness of our portfolio companies. In addition to controlling Environmental, Social and Governmental risks, best practices help enhance long-term revenue and reduce costs. Sustainable business practices also help promote brand perceptions, as well as higher customer and employee satisfaction. Sustainability also offers companies opportunities for developing new innovative products and processes. ESG management is an efficient way to reduce costs related to energy consumption or high employee turnover, for example.

Our commitment to the environment

CapMan aims to minimise any burden to the environment caused by its own activities. Examples of measures taken to improve its environmental performance include the usage of green electricity and recycling of office waste. CapMan monitors the regulatory environment and ensures that all portfolio companies and real estate follow applicable environmental legislation.

Our commitment to society

CapMan strives to promote economic growth by developing businesses, encouraging innovation and enhancing international competitiveness of various industries. Through active ownership of small and mid-sized businesses, CapMan contributes to a diversification of local economies. CapMan’s portfolio companies and real estate follow applicable labour, safety and health regulations and have valid licenses and permits for operations.

Our commitment to corporate governance

CapMan Plc is one of few listed private equity fund management companies in the world. Due to its listed status, CapMan follows transparent communications practices towards its shareholders and fund investors. CapMan Plc’s corporate governance model follows the Finnish Corporate Governance Code for listed companies. As an active owner, CapMan also strives to professionalise the governance models of its portfolio companies through board work.

CapMan's Responsible Investment Statement

At CapMan, our mission is to build successful businesses contributing to the enrichment of the society. We believe that it is central for the long-term success of our portfolio companies and real estate investments as well as CapMan itself to incorporate environmental, social and governance considerations (ESG) in our funds’ decision-making processes and ownership activities. CapMan’s Responsible Investment Statement describes our approach towards responsible business practices.

Our statement

This statement reflects the decision-making and ownership practices applied by the funds managed by CapMan. The statement was first published in 2012.