Responsibility at CapMan
Our mission is to build successful businesses contributing to the enrichment of society.
Our Responsible Investment Statement
CapMan’s Responsible Investment Statement describes our approach towards responsible business practices. This statement reflects the decision-making and ownership practices applied by the funds managed by CapMan. The parent company CapMan Plc is also committed to the procedures described in this statement. The statement was first published in 21 February 2012, and it is available in the company’s website in English and Finnish.
For more information, please visit our Responsible Investment Statement in its entirety
What is ESG?
ESG refers to environmental, social and governance related performance indicators that include sustainable, ethical and corporate governance issues. Through active ownership, CapMan is committed to integrating its own, its portfolio companies’ and its real estate investments’ ESG policies with investment analysis and decision making processes on an ongoing basis.
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.
The UN principles for Responsible Investment
CapMan became a signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) in December 2012. The UN PRI initiative is an international network of investors working together to put the principles for responsible investment into practice. The initiative aims to help integrate ESG issues into investment practices. Every year the UN PRI signatories are evaluated against the implementation of these principles in their investment policies and practices.
Through UN PRI, CapMan is committed to the following six principles:
- We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
- We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
- We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
- We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
- We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
- We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.
For more information about the UN PRI, please visit www.unpri.org.