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Sustainability

Our mission is to empower Europe to invest in the future. We want that future to be sustainable, fair, and accessible to all.
Sustainability

Our ESG
Goal

Our mission is to empower Europe to invest in the future. We want that future to be sustainable, fair and accessible to all.

We aim to use our platform in VC to encourage and promote our values and ESG considerations in developing best-in class technology companies and achieving strong returns for our investors.

We are committed to investing responsibly and embedding environmental, social and governance in everything that we do to accelerate positive change and inspire the next generation of diverse entrepreneurs.

Our
Approach

We are committed to a policy of responsible investment through the lifecycle of our investments, from pre-screening to exit.

We use various tools and methodologies to screen, evaluate and monitor our investments which are aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SGDs) and the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) (to which Draper Esprit became a signatory in 2019).

We have developed a set of target ESG standards that we apply in our own business and deploy in our direct investment strategy. Our ESG Policy contains further details of our target ESG standards and how we include these within the investment process.

For more information on our ESG and Responsible Investment policy please follow the link below

Full Document

UN PRI Sustainable Development Goals & Mapping of the Draper Esprit Portfolio

We use various tools and methodologies to screen, evaluate and monitor our investments which are aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SGDs) and the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) (to which Draper Esprit became a signatory in 2019). As a fundamental part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015), 17 overarching sustainable development goals (“SDGs”) were developed. As part of our due diligence process going forward, we will map our portfolio companies against the SDGs. We have performed an exercise to assess our existing portfolio against these goals and identify portfolio companies where their business model aligns to one or more of these goals. Our initial mapping exercise was based on the products and services of our portfolio companies and will evolve over time. We also believe that many more of our portfolio companies have the ability to align themselves to SDGs via supplementary contributions.

5 portfolio companies
1 portfolio company
9 portfolio companies
2 portfolio companies
1 portfolio company
1 portfolio company
1 portfolio company
17 portfolio companies
18 portfolio companies
2 portfolio companies
5 portfolio companies
2 portfolio companies

52

52 of our portfolio companies were assessed for alignment with the SDGs on 31 March 2021

67%

67% of the assessed portfolio companies mapped to at least one or more of the SDGs (Some companies mapped to more than one goal)

ESG documents

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DateTitleDownload
Draper Esprit Modern Slavery Statement (FY20-21)
Draper Esprit plc Board Diversity & Inclusion Policy – July 2021
Draper Esprit ESG Policy March 2021
Sustainability - Draper Esprit Annual Report 2021
Sustainability - Draper Esprit Annual Report 2020
Draper Esprit Modern Slavery Statement (FY19-20)