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Sustainability

Sustainability is essential for our companies’ long-term success and futureproofness
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Gimv's sustainability strategy

A responsible company

Gimv acknowledges its responsibility to lead by example in addressing Environmental (E), Social (S) and Governance (G) related matters

This includes Gimv’s direct ecological footprint, Gimv’s role as a responsible and forward-thinking employer, and the extent to which Gimv applies the principles of corporate governance and business ethics.

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A sustainable investor

Gimv addresses with its investment focus and strategy important societal challenges while generating competitive returns for its investors. Companies leading the way with sustainable solutions in addressing societal challenges, such as climate change and an ageing population, have a significant advantage.

To this end, Gimv has integrated sustainability throughout its entire investment process. The focus of Gimv's efforts in this area is during the holding period. It is Gimv's ambition as an active sustainable investor to bring the maturity level in the field of sustainability of its portfolio companies to the next level during its holding period

Gimv’s role is to help our companies improve their ESG maturity as an essential part of their futureproofness.

Vincent Van Bueren

Corporate Communications & Sustainability Manager

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Climate

In 2022, Gimv has adopted a formal climate plan encompassing Gimv's ambition to achieve a maximum carbon reduction by 2030. This plan consists of 3 logic domains where Gimv as a responsible company can work on to realize this ambition. 

As per March 31st, 2024, Gimv has achieved a reduction of its Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions of more than 40% compared to the first measurement in 2020.

Want to find out more about Gimv's most recent carbon footprint? Click the link below for the information in Gimv's most recent annual report.

Moreover, since 2023, Gimv reports its sustainability data to CDP. In doing so, Gimv endorses CDP's mission that transparency is the key to action and change.

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Sustainable infrastructure
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Sustainable Infrastructure

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Sustainable Mobility

Sustainable operations
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Sustainable Operations

The involvement of our stakeholders, such as Gimv, drives us forward. The thought that we are all facing the same sustainability challenge is reassuring.

Virginie Delay

CSR Group Manager at SGH Medical Pharma

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Responsible investing approach

As a responsible investor, Gimv integrates ESG throughout the entire investment process: during screening and due diligence, during ownership and of course fundamentally, in its culture. Click the link below to read Gimv's Responsible Investing Policy.

Gimv conducts on a periodic basis an elaborate portfolio-wide ESG survey to assess the maturity level related to how ESG is managed within the portfolio companies and to collect information on a number of relevant ESG-related quantitative parameters.

Since 2021, Gimv is a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) initiative, an international network created with the goal to understand the implications of sustainability for investors and support signatories to facilitate incorporating sustainability into their investment decision-making and ownership practices.

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The annual survey is an example of the practical support. It helps us to gain a good understanding of our performance and the areas in which we can improve.

Joyce Hooghers

HR & QESH Manager at United Dutch Breweries

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Publicly recognized for our ESG initiatives

In the context of Gimv’s ambition to establish an active dialogue and interaction with ESG rating agencies, Gimv conducts since 2021 a periodic extensive rating exercise together with Sustainalytics. Today, Gimv has an ESG rating of 10.6 representing a very low ESG risk.

Gimv is proud to have been identified for three consecutive years as an Industry and Regional top ESG performer out of more than 4,000 comprehensive companies globally covered by Sustainalytics.

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Gimv’s consecutive low ESG risk ratings from Sustainalytics did not only merit a Sustainalytics Industry and Region top rated badge but also a place in the Euronext BEL® ESG index. This recognition represents an important milestone in our ESG journey.

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Gimv has defined an inspiring vision, set ambitious targets and provided us with clarity through their framework to raise our ESG maturity level. Gimv positions itself as an active partner in building relationships between ESG professionals in the Gimv portfolio.

Will Thomas

ESG & Sustainable Finance Consultant at Projective

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Gimv Sustainable Finance Framework

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Matching the sustainability of our funding and our portfolio

In February 2021, Gimv developed the Gimv Sustainable Finance Framework under which Gimv can issue sustainable finance instruments allowing Gimv to match its funding with its strategy as a sustainable private equity investor. 

The alignment of the framework with the ICMA 2018 Green Bond Principles, the 2020 Social Bond Principles, the 2018 Sustainability Bond Guidelines and the LMA 2020 Green Loan Principles was validated by Sustainalytics via the issue of a second party opinion.

Contact information

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