SFDR Policy

MVP Fund II (MVP) focuses on investments in Transformative Technologies which have the potential to fundamentally change value chains in today’s major industry verticals.

MVP’s investment decision reflects Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations. Hence, the evaluation of ESG related risks and opportuntiies is an integral part of our investment strategy, and the investment process is guided by the following principles:

  1. MVP incorporates ESG considerations into the investment and decision-making process as well as into exit and post-investment considerations.
  2. MVP proactively drives the incorporation of ESG matters in the management practices of the portfolio companies.
  3. MVP is dedicated to continuously improve the implementation of ESG principles within the portfolio companies.
  4. MVP continuously improves the transparency and monitoring of ESG issues in portfolio companies.
  5. MVP collaborates to more effectively implement and promote ESG principles within the Venture Capital and Private Equity industry.

MVP signed the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) in 2013 and thus has a longstanding history in measuring the yearly ESG performance of its portfolio and reporting it to the UNPRI. Additionally, since 2018, we are summarizing the results of our assessment on our webpage through our yearly Sustainability Report.

Prior to each investment, ESG risks and opportunities are evaluated in an in-depth due diligence process, leading to an ESG risk profile where ESG risks as well as principal adverse sustainability impacts are valued independently, and a risk mitigation strategy is being developed.

During the holding period, ESG practices of our portfolio companies are monitored through company specific key performance indicators (KPIs). These metrics have been developed in accordance with the GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, the ICGN Global Corporate Governance Principles, the EFFAS ESG Guidelines, as well as the IRIS metrics. Our portfolio companies are required to report the KPIs once per year.

The data gathered is transferred into the MVP reporting tool giving objective statistics and a comprehensive overview about the ESG compliance and progress of our portfolio companies. ESG is important for MVP generating a positive impact on the financial performance of our portfolio and helping to grow profitable businesses benefiting the environment and our society.

MVP sees the effective implementation of the ESG strategy as a team task requiring active participation of the whole investment team. This is also reflected in the remuneration policy of the company.