Responsible investment

 

 

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Accent Equity Partners AB is an investment advisor to general partners of investment funds focusing on investments in lower mid-market buyout and later-stage expansion capital transactions in the Nordic region. Accent Equity Partners AB strives to support responsible decisions that promote long-term success of businesses, thus contributing to developing a sustainable society.

Accent Equity Partners AB shall conduct its business in a manner that is socially, environmentally and ethically responsible and abide by frameworks of law and regulation applicable in the respective markets in which it operates. As responsible members of the communities in which the funds operate, Accent Equity Partners AB does not tolerate discrimination on grounds of race, gender, religion, color, nationality or disability and attach great importance to health and safety issues.

Acting and advising investments responsibly ensure that the funds advised by Accent Equity Partners AB, their advisors and portfolio companies gain and hold the trust of all stakeholders to their businesses. Such practices are also the best way to promote the long-term success of the companies in which the funds invest.

The Accent Way

Funds advised by Accent Equity Partners AB take several core values and principles into account in their assessment of potential investments and incorporate these in the mission statements and corporate governance practices of their portfolio companies. These core values are based on Accent Equity Partners’ Code of Conduct (download here) and Responsible Investment Policy (download here).

Accent Equity Partners AB is a member of Invest Europe and supports, and acts in accordance with, its Code of Conduct, Corporate Governance Guidelines and Governing Principles. Please see here for more information. Moreover, Accent Equity Partners AB complies with other recommendations developed by Venture Capital Associations, such as the Swedish Venture Capital Association (SVCA). Please download SVCA’s code of conduct here.

UN PRI

Accent Equity Partners AB supports the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment and is one of some 1,600 signatories to the Principles.

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Initiative is a partnership between the United Nations and global investors with the goal of promoting and mainstreaming responsible investment practice. Pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign and development funds, investment managers and service providers make up the PRI network.

By becoming a signatory of the PRI initiative, Accent Equity Partners AB has consented to abide by the following six principles:

  • We will recommend that funds advised by us incorporate ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) issues into their investment analyses and decision-making processes
  • We will recommend that funds advised by us be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into their ownership policies and practices
  • We will recommend that funds advised by us seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which they invest
  • We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry
  • We will work to enhance effectiveness in implementing the Principles
  • We will report on activities and progress towards implementing the Principles

As a signatory to the Principles, Accent Equity Partners AB is committed to report its CSR activities to the UN PRI network. Please press here for Accent Equity Partners’ current CSR transparency report.

 

 

 

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