Andera Partners is a responsible and committed investment firm. We consider the impact of our actions on the environment and society. We adopt a perspective of an asset manager, a shareholder of growing companies, and an influencer in our ecosystem.
Action for Climate and Sustainability
Planet and people
At Andera Partners, we are convinced that our companies provide an ideal platform to engage in social responsibility. In addition to maximising profit, which ensures their independence, companies must now also contribute to solutions that benefit the planet and its inhabitants
Partnerships with associations since 2018
Hand in hand
Andera Partners has established partnerships with associations whose actions reflect our values. We work at different levels, providing funding, expertise and in-kind support, on an ad hoc or long-term basis. Education, healthcare, the environment and combating discrimination are the main causes we are supporting.
Since 2019, we have been one of the main partners of this association that helps entrepreneurs and business founders with disabilities to develop their projects.
Since 2019, we have supported this association that helps to give disadvantaged young people a good start in life and we regularly organise workshops and coaching sessions.
Fondation Abbé Pierre
We supported a programme to protect the homeless set up as an exceptional measure during the 2020 Covid-19 related lockdown.
Les Amis des malades de l’Hôpital Cochin
We helped to fund a 3D printer project for the production of medical equipment and consumables during the Covid-19 crisis.
Our teams completed a group challenge (walking 2 million steps in a week) with the aim of financing a tree replanting project.
The Cookstove Project
We took part in a project to improve sanitary conditions for families in Ghana.
Taking a stand
for the future
We are pleased to engage in tangible actions, by making commitments for to both reduce and offset our carbon emissions. We are convinced that the positive impact we seek for our ecosystem must now also be measured on the basis of non-financial criteria.
On 9 December 2019, Andera Partners reached an important milestone in combating climate change and obtained the CO2-neutral® label.
Our team is proud of this certification, and of our role as a responsible investor active in the fight against climate change. Our next focus is reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of the companies in our portfolio.
The company CO2logic and independent third party Vinçotte are collaborating on the CO2-neutral® label based on “PAS 2060”, the first internationally recognised standard for carbon neutrality. The CO2-neutral® certification guarantees that an organisation calculates its local and global impacts, reduces them and offsets its residual greenhouse gas emissions. Achieving carbon neutrality is an indisputable cross-industry guarantee of Andera Partners’ commitment to climate protection.
Internal commitment charter
We strive to give meaning to investment – by investing responsibly. Andera Partners is a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the iC20 (2020 Carbon Initiative) by France Invest. We have documented this commitment in our Responsible Investment Charter signed by all employees.
Signatory of France Invest's IC20
In 2019, Andera Partners joined the collective initiative launched by France Invest and co-signed by other French private equity firms. Andera Partners is aware of its responsibility as a shareholder in terms of ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) issues and recognises the growing importance of these themes both now and looking to the future. Our management company wishes to play its full part in the iC20 and take tangible steps to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of the companies in its portfolio.
The signatories therefore undertake to:
– Recognise that climate change will have effects on the economy that represent risks and opportunities for companies
– Get involved to contribute, at their own level, to the COP21 objective of limiting global warming to two degrees Celcius
– Contribute to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of companies in their portfolio and ensure sustainable performance.
We give meaning to investment by being responsible actors. Andera Partners has been a signatory to the UNPRI (Principles for Responsible Investment) for more than 10 years.
Action for Climate and Sustainability
In September 2018, Andera Partners established an ESG Committee in its investment, back office and middle office teams to implement best environmental, social and governance practices across the asset management company. Such practices include phasing out the use of plastic, conducting a carbon audit and initiating sponsorship projects.
Standing for our values
We organise an ESG awareness week for employees and our ecosystem. (conferences, training, workshops, quality of working life initiatives, group challenges, etc.)
MCI French Dressage Championships
In September 2019, Marianne Harlé, a Director in our Andera Croissance team, competed in the MCI (Masters des Chevaux Ibériques) French Dressage Championships in Andera Partners’ corporate colours. Marianne won the French Vice-Champion title with her horse Détroit de la Gesse. (2nd in the D3 race with a score of 68.6)
In April 2019, Aurélie Denieuil (Andera MidCap), Pierre-Luc Wilain de Leymarie (Andera Acto) and Antoine Soucaze (Andera Acto) took part in the Paris Marathon wearing the corporate colours of Andera Partners.
In September 2019, Andera Partners put together a team of 8 runners/walkers for this famous September race that raises funds for breast cancer research.
Marathon du Beaujolais
In November 2019, around ten employees represented Andera Partners in the various races available during this marathon.