Eurazeo bags top UN PRI scores
Eurazeo received A+ in each of the four assessment categories relating to its professions within the UN PRI’s most recent survey.
Launched by the United Nations in 2006, the UN Principles for Responsible Investment is a global impact initiative in support of responsible investment, with more than 3,000 signatories globally.
The UN PRI promotes a set of six voluntary investment principles that offer guidance on incorporating environmental, social and governance factors into investment practices.
By implementing these principles, its signatories are contributing to the development of a more sustainable global financial system.
Eurazeo was among the UN PRI’s first signatories, having signed up to the initiative in 2009. “Corporate social responsibility is central to our identity. Eurazeo has been a pioneer among its peers in the areas of CSR, governance, inclusion and ecological sufficiency,” said Eurazeo’s CEO Virginie Morgon.
In the 2020 survey, Eurazeo was awarded the maximum rating A+ in the four assessment categories strategy & governance, private equity (indirect), fixed income (direct) and private equity (direct).
Eurazeo’s scores are above the median score of UN PRI signatories within its sector in each of these categories. This, according to the firm, demonstrates the quality of the sustainability & impact strategy pursued by the group.
“We are convinced that our attention to these concerns drives resilience and performance for ourselves and for our portfolio companies. It is also an appealing factor for teams, investors and shareholders whose importance will grow exponentially in the years to come,” commented Morgon.
Listed on Euronext Paris, Eurazeo has offices in Paris, New York, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, London, Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Berlin and Madrid.
The investment company has a diversified portfolio of EUR 18,5 billion in assets under management, including EUR 12,9 billion from third parties, invested in over 430 companies. The firm is active within private equity, real estate and private debt.