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Sustainable Buyout: supporting impactful growth

Our bespoke measurement technique plays a key role in our Sustainable Buyout approach, which seeks to bridge the gap between ESG integration and impact funds.

We want the companies that we invest in to help to build a world that is more attuned to environmental and social issues. For them to do that successfully, we must be able to measure progress. That is why we devised our new Sustainability Measurement Methodology – so we can accurately assess the overall impact of the companies we invest in.

Sustainable Buyout is:

Targeted

A continuous, highly selective investment approach is enhanced by assessing the potential for social and environmental impact, delivering top performance.

Accountable

Demonstrates and quantifies all material impacts, positive and negative, throughout the entire value chain of the portfolio companies.

Transformative

Scales a broad spectrum of companies into sustainable and resilient businesses that meet the long-term societal and economic interests of all. Leverages governance and external ecosystems to fuel this transformation.

Rewarding

Generates high social and financial performance that rewards all stakeholders, including employees through profit-sharing schemes.

Thibault Basquin
Head of Americas Investments at Ardian Buyout

"We want to ensure that the companies we invest in through our Buyout fund will improve their contribution in the future. Companies that have proper risk management tools in place are clearly better equipped to react to crises. They are more agile and more reactive. In the past, some people have highlighted the performance of a few of their portfolio companies to claim they were making a difference throughout their portfolio. We want to be sure that all our investments make a difference."

70 %
OF COMPANIES DIVESTED BY ARDIAN BUYOUT SINCE 2008, THAT OUTPERFORMED THEIR FINANCIAL TARGETS, HAVE ALLOCATED A PORTION OF THE CAPITAL GAINS TO THEIR EMPLOYEES
Driver of positive
impact
Driver of positive
impact
Sustainability Report 2020
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