Certior Capital is highly committed to responsible business practices and good corporate governance. We take environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects fully into account within our own operations and use our influence to encourage our business partners across Europe to maintain the highest standards in their own activities.
“We are a European-focused firm with strong Finnish roots and this is reflected in our corporate culture and team ethos which is fundamentally transparent, honest and humble.”
We are a signatory to the PRI and fully recognise that ESG factors play a material role in determining risk and return and understand that incorporating ESG factors is an important part of our fiduciary duty to our clients and beneficiaries. Certior Capital is committed to offering our investors transparency about where and how their money is being invested and we undertake to actively play our part concerning major global issues such as climate change, pollution, fair working conditions, employee diversity, corruption and the use of aggressive tax mitigation strategies.
The Certior Capital ESG Framework covers due diligence on new investment opportunities as well as continuous portfolio monitoring. In order to minimize ESG-related risks due the certain sector exposure or activities that run high reputational risk, we exclude certain industry sectors seen as incompatible with ESG values including the production or trade of military weapons, tobacco or tobacco-related products and pornography.
In 2021 Certior Capital became the first Finnish member of Initiative Climat International (iCI). In joining iCI, Certior benefits from being part of a formally endorsed, global and collaborative initiative to assess and limit private equity’s exposure to climate change risk. We fully recognize that climate change will have adverse effects on the global economy, which presents both risks and opportunities for investors. We will join forces to contribute to the objective of The Paris Agreement to limit global warming to well-below two degrees celsius and will actively engage with our portfolio companies and investment managers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to an overall improvement in sustainability performance.