Our conviction:
Investing with purpose

As a long-term investor, Abenex is committed to promoting the environmental and social performance of the companies it supports and of its real estate assets.

Abenex is a purpose-driven company, and obtained the B-Corp certification in 2022, confirming its long-term commitment to sustainable development and its contribution to the positive impact business movement.

Our goals:
Abenex's mission.

Our mission: to invest in the long-term growth of the companies we work with: this is our commitment to creating sustainable, shared value for tomorrow’s society, through the judicious use of resources.

Our goals:
Abenex's mission.

Abenex Certified BCorp

The B-Corp certification acknowledges the societal and environmental commitment of pioneering companies engaged in a continuous ESG improvement approach.

At Abenex, we firmly believe that taking sustainability into account is essential for creating long-term value and ensuring the longevity of our portfolio companies. B-Corp companies respect the environment, society, and stakeholders and view their business as a tool for positive impact.

Abenex has been integrating in ESG in its approach for many years. We believe that companies have the power to drive transformation in our society, and B-Corp provides a framework for continuous improvement and progress in these aspects.

For Abenex, this translates into a roadmap aimed at enhancing our impact on our portfolio companies, encouraging them to address their environmental, social, and societal challenges. Through training and by raising awareness of our employees, we mobilize and implement pragmatic actions at the management company level in line with our value and commitments to the environment, employees, portfolio companies, and investors.

A purpose-driven company

In 2023, Abenex has formalized a robust and structured foundation for its sustainable investment approach.
Abenex invests in beneficial and ambitious projects with purpose, providing solutions to society’s current and future needs, along with a sensible use of resources.

Abenex leans on its values of trustworthiness, collegiality and commitment, as well as its expertise, to influence and support these projects, for them to reach a major milestone in their development.

Abenex and its ecosystem thus contribute to strengthening the economic and social fabric, while generating value for all its partners.

Early adoption of the Principles for Responsible Investment.

As evidence of our long-term ESG commitment, Abenex was one of the PE first signatories in 2011 of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) supported by the United Nations.

Initiative Climate International

Abenex has also joined the iCi initiative, sharing the deep conviction that unites the initiative’s signatories: private equity, through its impact on the real economy, has a decisive role to play in the fight against climate change.

Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation

Abenex complies with the articles 3, 4, 5, and 6 of the SFDR (Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation). Our funds, Abenex Croissance, Abenex V, and Abenex VI, have been classified under Article 8 of the SFDR, promoting ESG performance criteria.

Compliance with SFDR

Socially Responsible Investment certification

Abenex Value I Fund has obtained the ISR (Socially Responsible Investment) label. Abenex integrates ESG criteria in its investment policy, better managing its assets, and improving their environmental and energy performance.

Our actions

Before investing

Abenex targets companies based on three investment themes: health & wellness, safety, and value-added services. We take into account socially responsible investment criteria in our analysis of each opportunity. Our evaluation covers current and future ESG issues specific to each investment opportunity, as well as potential value creation levers through the implementation of proactive responsible actions. We believe that companies operating along these verticals have the potential to generate positive impacts for the future of society and the economy.
During the
investment period
Throughout our ownership period, we collaborate with the management teams of our portfolio companies to ensure tangible results and the effective implementation of sustainable development initiatives, particularly relating to climate action.
Our investment teams and ESG experts monitor all our portfolio companies and real estate assets.

Abenex Foundation

To maximize the impact of our philanthropic actions, we have established the Abenex Foundation under the umbrella of the Fondation de France.

The Foundation supports charities that promote the inclusion of children and young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds

Diversity and Inclusion

Recognizing the strength of diverse teams, Abenex promotes diversity and inclusivity both within the management company and among its portfolio companies:

Abenex is a signatory of France Invest’s Parity Charter.

Abenex is a member of Level 20, an organization dedicated to improving gender diversity in the private equity sector.

Abenex is a signatory of the LGBT+ Charter by l’Autre Cercle, a leading French initiative working for the inclusion of LGBT+ individuals in the workplace.

Out Investors LGBT Network

Abenex has joined Out Investors, an international organization with the mission of making the private equity sector more inclusive for LGBT+ individuals.

“Certified B Corporation” is a trademark licensed by B Lab, a private non-profit organization, to companies like ours that have successfully completed the B Impact Assessment (“BIA”) and therefore meet the requirements set by B Lab for social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. It is specified that B Lab is not a conformity assessment body as defined by Regulation (EU) No 765/2008, nor is it a national, European, or international standardization body as per Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012. The criteria of the BIA are distinct and independent from the harmonized standards resulting from ISO norms or other standardization bodies, and they are not ratified by national or European public institutions.