We build value to the enrichment of society as active investors

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 operations. 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.

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.

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.

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 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:

  1. We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
  2. We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
  3. We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
  4. We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
  5. We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
  6. We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.