Nordic Capital is committed to investing responsibly

Nordic Capital is committed to investing responsibly, with a firm belief that responsible business practice is essential for achieving long-term success and value creation. Nordic Capital’s sustainability strategy is integral to its business strategy. With a clear commitment to making a positive contribution to society by helping to build strong companies, we drive sustainable development and awareness within our own organisation as well as in the portfolio companies.

Our team engages at all stages of the investment process from sourcing and selection through to eventual exit, promoting best practice in governance, social and environmental behaviour within Nordic Capital and its portfolio companies.

Key facts
537

people trained in our ESG training programme

10%

organic employment growth in portfolio

28%

executive management team members in our portfolio companies are women

22.3

tCO₂e sales MEUR Carbon intensity in portfolio (scope 1-2)

Policy

Nordic Capital has a well-established Responsible Investment Policy to ensure high environmental, social, and corporate governance standards from sourcing to exit. Nordic Capital is a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative (PRI) and are committed to PRI’s Six Principles. We are also committed to following the standards of Invest Europe and local Venture Capital Associations to which we are a member.

Our Responsible Investment Policy builds on the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and recognises the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a guideline in our investment process.

Investment Framework

Sustainability is central to our investment process. Nordic Capital’s Responsible Investment framework clearly states our approach throughout the investment, ownership, and exit phases. Our ambition is to help our portfolio companies become successful, sustainable businesses with a clear understanding of the environmental, social and governance impacts.

Investment Framework

Responsible Investment Policy

Nordic Capital's approach to responsible investment throughout the investment process and our ambition to develop companies to sustainable businesses.

Investments

Investment

Sourcing & Analysis Due Diligence Pre-closing

Training - capacity building

Responsible investment critical checklist

Sector specific DDQ and guidelines for ESG analysis

Use of SASB tool to asses material risks and value creation opportunities

Mandatory sustainability analysis in investment case materials

NC Legal External Counsel Instruction

Ownership

On-board Own & support Review & follow-up

Structured on-boarding process integrating sustainability in value creation plans

Nordic Capital to set clear sustainability expectations on portfolio companies

All portfolio companies need to have a sustainability strategy approved and reviewed annually by the Board of Directors

Nordic Capital to provide portfolio companies with training, support, tools and sharing of best practice

Annual sustainability KPI reporting in software

Exit

Exit preparations

Exit readiness

Summarising progress within sustainability

Sell-side due diligence

Data room