CSR
Our commitments

"Fully assume our role as a responsible shareholder by promoting sustainable and lasting value creation."

Therefore, we encourage all our portfolio companies to act responsibly, convinced that an active policy on environmental, social and governance issues contributes to lasting value creation for the company and all stakeholders.

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Our commitments.

As a responsible investor, we are committed to :

  • Systematically integrate environmental, social and governance dimensions into our investment strategy, in particular by excluding non-ethical sectors.
  • To encourage portfolio companies to take these issues into account and to disseminate best practices between brands.
  • Communicate transparently, particularly to our investors, on the actions taken and the progress still to be made.
  • Leading by example by implementing concrete actions within the management company and by following our progress through an annual audit on our carbon footprint
  • Promoting CSR within the private equity industry

Experienced Capital is a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) of the United Nations since 2020 as well as of the International Climate Initiative (IC) since 2022, affirming our ambition to integrate extra-financial criteria, in particular climate risk, into our management and our investment strategy

Our active CSR policy.

In order to meet all these commitments, we have implemented a CSR policy, based on :

  • A dedicated and multidisciplinary team on the matter, in charge of coordinating and promoting the policy within our management company and the brands
  • CSR processes to ensure that the issues are taken into account throughout the life of the investment
    • At the time of investment, by validating the target's positioning in relation to CSR issues and conducting the necessary audits
    • During the holding phase, by ensuring the formalization and implementation of a CSR policy within the portfolio companies, reviewed at least once a year by the Supervisory Committee
    • At exit, by ensuring that initiatives put in place to show the durability and sustainability of the brand are highlighted
  • An active watch on the subject with the institutions that refer to the matter
Our commitments for gender parity.

Over 50% of our management company is made up of women. Among our portfolio companies, more than 60% are founded and / or managed by women.

We are convinced that gender parity within a company promotes emulation, with a diversity of ideas necessary to meet tomorrow's challenges. With this in mind, we reaffirm our commitment to actively promote gender parity within the management company and the companies we support.

In order to achieve a sustainable gender balance at all levels, we take proactive measures to improve equality, with particular emphasis on the career progression of all employees - through coaching, mentoring and adoption of work-from-home policies.

Supporting brands in their CSR approach.

We believe it is essential to support brands, particularly by :

  • Supporting and encouraging CSR initiatives in the brands
  • Disseminating best practices within the brand portfolio
  • Encouraging the implementation of a global CSR strategy for the brand

All the brands in ECP's portfolio have taken the measure of the stakes and are already engaged

For more information, download our 2021 Impact Report

A few examples within our portfolio companies
Le Slip Français
Le Slip Français
Made in France, common sense & innovation
  • Since 2014, Le Slip Français supports the AFM-Telethon : more than 650 000€ donated since the beginning of the partnership. In 2019, the donations represented approximately 1% of the annual turnover
  • Le Slip Français has been a pioneer in supporting the French textile industry since 2011 by having all of its products, from thread to packaging, manufactured in France
  • The challenge today is to develop a recycled yarn made in France, derived from old clothes and thus create a circular and local economy (Moncoton project in partnership with EcoTLC and 1083)
Oh My Cream !
Oh My Cream !
" Clean Beauty "
  • Regular shipments of cosmetic products to Un Petit Bagage d'Amour, an association that helps pregnant women and young mothers in precarious situations
  • Development of a 100% Made in France own brand
  • Demanding selection of brands sold, using social and environmental responsibility criteria (Patyka, John Masters Organics, REN Skincare, Dessein, ...).
Monday Sports Club
Monday Sports Club
Sweat for a cause
  • The first fitness and wellness company in Europe to be awarded the B-Corp label
  • TEMPO Solidarity Programme : each 23rd of the month, 100% of the daily profits are donated to charity projects. In 2021, dynamo donated 25k€ to the charity 'Comme les autres'
  • Choice of suppliers according to CSR criteria (Oh My Cream ! for beauty products, Girlfriend Collective for technical clothing, ...)
  • Recruitment of staff in professional reintegration in partnership with the Ares association
  • Strict policy of selective sorting and zero waste in the studios
Sessùn
Sessùn
In-depth work on the used materials
  • 65.5% of the products do not contain any synthetics and 22% of the products are labelled (OEKO-TEX Standard 100 and certified fibre compounds)
  • Systematic audits of suppliers on CSR practices with the signature of an ethics charter
  • Various social actions, including the supply of products made by prisoners, and the providing of skills sponsorship for women in social reintegration through training courses
Sessùn
Sessùn
Love in every act
  • Extended use of organic, recycled or labeled materials guaranteeing sustainable management of resources within the collections
  • 100% renewable energy usage for HQ and stores since 2020
  • Active partnership with the ICS (Initiative for Compliance and Sustainability) on topics related to workers' conditions and well-being
  • Dedicated references assembled through specialized structures for professional reintegration
  • Patronage of cultural initiatives, in particular literature or music festivals
NV Gallery
NV Gallery
" Next up " initiatives
  • 99% of the products are of plant origin
  • Donation of furniture from old collections to the House of Martha and Mary, a shared housing association for pregnant women in difficult situations
  • Supply of reused wood and recycled fabrics
  • Systematic audits of suppliers before manufacturing, then every 3 months
Providing support beyond our portfolio

In March 2022, Experienced Capital entered into a partnership with the philanthropic structure RAISESHERPAS.

As part of the partnership, the Experienced Capital team regularly spends dedicated mentoring time with start-ups and provides them their know-how and experience, on a pro-bono basis

More information on the programme