“A portfolio company’s growth depends not only on the quality of its products or employees – it also depends on the entire ecosystem surrounding it.”
Alessandro Benetton Founding Managing Partner
A growing company fosters fertile ecosystems which in turn feeds back into the company generating sustainable, long-term growth. This social consciousness has always been part of 21 Invest’s DNA and progressively has become an essential part of the value creation that we drive in the portfolio companies.
“Companies need to create shared value by developing profitable business strategies that deliver tangible social benefits.”
Professor, Harvard Business School
Founder, Shared Value Initiative
TheShared Value Initiative launched by Michael Porter of the Harvard Business School is an expanding global community of leaders around the world who find business opportunities in social challenges.
21 Invest decided to partner with Michael Porter’s Shared Value Initiative because it is in line with its value creation strategy. In many cases, looking at an investment with a share value perspective allows to see new ways to change the trajectory of companies and boost growth.
As a signatory of UNPRI since 2009, 21 Invest has a robust sustainability practice in place based on concrete objectives to advance social conditions in communities, evolve corporate governance and protect the environment. We consider this practice a fundamental part of our activity to ensure we invest responsibly.
21 Invest received the highest PRI scores for the 2015-2016 reporting cycle: A+ for the Private Equity module and A in Strategy and Governance.
The high scores were awarded for our increased transparency and disclosure of Environmental, Social and Governance initiatives.
Please visit the UN PRI website to view our public transparency report. UN PRI