Our Impact and ESG
In our continuous effort to make sustainability a fundamental part of our business approach, we focus on sustainable practices and initiative across two dimensions of our operations: our own and our portfolio.
Being a certified B Corp
We officially received our B Corp certification in December 2022. B Corporations are a group of purpose-driven organizations who are on a mission to shape business as a force for good.
Receiving a B Corp certification is a recognition of HPE’s ongoing efforts to balance profit and purpose with a verified and trusted standard. This marks the continuation of our journey as a responsible investor.
Integrating sustainability and responsible business practices in our organization and investment process has been an evolving journey.
For us, the next iteration in our journey as a B Corp, is offering an impact product with clear environmental sustainability objectives: HPE Growth Digital Climate Fund.
In combining our expertise of scaling digital technology and achieving environmental impact, HPE Growth envisages to be an active player in the fight against climate change. Through our impact product, we seek to further strengthen our commitment to using its business as a force for good.
We believe in sustainable digitalization and have incorporated the following standards and databases in our Impact Framework
We have fully integrated ESG in our investment process.
At HPE Growth, we use our business as a force to encourage responsible business practices.
We believe that investing in companies with strong Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices not only benefits the environment and the society but also drives long-term value creation for our investors.
For HPE Growth, ESG is about driving improvements on ESG performance and how an organization manages risks and opportunities around sustainability issues.
Industry ESG risk assessment
How does the industry ESG risk compare to that of other industries?
What are the material ESG themes in the industry?
How relevant are they to portfolio companies? What is the current ESG performance? What are the engagement priorities?
What is the company's view and policy on relevant material engagement themes?
ESG assessment, monitoring and reporting
Which KPIs can be best used to track performance and progress via ESG assessment?
Standards, databases, reporting initiatives to solidify our ESG Framework
We strive to use our business as a force to encourage responsible business practices.
We believe that investing in companies with strong Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices not only benefits the environment and the society, but also drives long-term value creation for our investors.
Accelerate the decarbonization efforts of our portfolio companies and our organization
Build inclusive communities and improve societal and organizational performance through a more equitable and inclusive culture.
Meet the highest professional, legal, and ethical standards while enhancing transparency and accountability.
Provide a platform to help our portfolio companies to integrate ESG into their businesses.
Our Sustainability Report
We annually inform our investors and stakeholders on how ESG matters are developing in our portfolio companies and within our own organization.Request
Our Responsible Investment Policy
We stay at the forefront of ESG developments, for which we continuously review and update our Responsible Investment policy.Learn more
Following the EU regulation on sustainability-related disclosures (2019/2088), SFDR, HPE Growth is required to make certain disclosures with regards to its products. Read our full SFDR disclosures here.