Following the financial crisis, a sustainable economy has become crucial and eventually beneficial to the overall balance sheet: it pays off, it’s convenient and it makes companies stronger. Porter has summarised this and other concepts under the term ‘shared value economy’ and the fact that 21 Investimenti has been his first private equity partner in the whole world makes me extremely proud.
That’s why being awarded with the ‘2017 ESG Best Practices Honours’ has been an incredible pleasure, an acknowledgement conferred to 21 Investimenti for its commitment in the sustainability field by a highly qualified jury whose members included OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) and the UN-backed PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment).
This award reflects our constant dedication to the implementation of sustainability principles to investment operations. The success experienced by the companies in our portfolio (whose value has doubled or tripled) depends on the whole ecosystem surrounding them. We hope to lead by example and wish that the way our companies generate profits will be an inspiration for the community, clients, suppliers, employees and investors.