Corporate & Investment Responsibility

ARDIAN LIVES BY ITS VALUES
EXCELLENCE
• Ardian has put in place a dedicated CSR team to develop processes and tools to ensure the successful roll-out of the company's Responsible Investment Policy.
It is supported by a CSR Committee that includes four members of the Executive Committee.

• We organize CSR training for our employees to share best practices in-house.
LOYALTY
• We provide clear and transparent information to our investors on a regular basis through high-added value reports.

• Our commitments are formalized and made public:
    • CSR charter
    • Adhesion to PRI
    • Responsible investment policy
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
• We are active shareholders. We work with companies to design and roll out environmental and social projects that promote sustainable growth.

• Our actions are guided by pragmatism and teamwork.
  • We work with more than
    40
    COMPANIES
    each year to build and review their tailored ESG roadmap
  • We keep companies in our portfolio more than
    4
    YEARS
    on average
  • We follow
    150
    GPs
    each year to support their responsible investment best practices
ARDIAN SHARES THE VALUE IT CREATES
WITH THE COMPANIES IN OUR PORTFOLIO
• Ardian is a long-term shareholder and investor, and its role is to promotesustainable growth shared by all stakeholders.

• At the end of 2014, we had helped create 17,200 jobs during the holding period at portfolio companies in which Ardian held more than 5% of the capital.
WITH OUR EMPLOYEES
• We extended the French shareholding and profit-sharing system to Ardian employees worldwide.

• Almost 85% of Ardian employees are shareholders of the company, with a total of 55% of its capital.
WITH THE SOCIETY
• We support young talent from disadvantaged backgrounds through the Ardian Foundation. We currently provide individual support to 120 young people to help them pursue their careers.
  • We distributed
    €19
    MILLION TO 8,200 EMPLOYEES
  • Ardian has
    450
    EMPLOYEES
  • 85 %
    OF WHOM ARE SHAREHOLDERS OF THE COMPANY
ARDIAN BELIEVES THAT LEADERSHIP MATTERS
PRECURSOR
• In 2008 we implemented an internal charter to redistribute profits to the employees of the companies in our portfolio on exit.

• We signed the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment in 2009.
INFLUENCER
• We hold workshops in partnership with the UNPRI to share best practices in responsible investment.

• We actively work to produce tools on integrating ESG issues into private equity (case studies, white papers, etc).
WE COLLABORATE WITH:
• AFIC
• IC20
• INVEST EUROPE
• UNPRI
  • 2008
    INTERNAL
  • Ardian received an
    A+
    UNPRI SCORE

CSR TEAM

  • Candice Brenet
    Head of Corporate & Investment Responsibility

    Candice Brenet

    Head of Corporate & Investment Responsibility
    Managing Director, Head of CSR and Responsible Investment at ARDIAN, Candice Brenet is in charge of developing and implementing the firm’s ESG strategy since 2009 both at the firm level and at the investment level, for the whole range of activities of Ardian. She is also Chief of Staff to Dominique Gaillard, who is a member of the Executive Committee and Head of Direct Funds. Candice Brenet joined Ardian in 2008 as Head of Product Marketing and Client Servicing in the Investor Relations Department. Previously, she worked for 9 years at Société Générale as Director of Marketing and Communications of the Hedge Funds branch, after having been in charge of Valuation and Middle Office for Structured Products and Funds of Funds. Candice Brenet is a graduate of Sciences-Po Lille (major in Finance) and of Nijmegen Business School.
  • April Tissier
    Corporate & Investment Responsibility Manager

    April Tissier

    Corporate & Investment Responsibility Manager
    April joined Ardian in 2015. Prior to joining Ardian, she worked at the Global Reporting Initiative and Publicis Groupe on sustainability reporting issues. April has a Masters in Corporate Finance from la Sorbonne and a Masters in Sustainable Development from Utrecht University (the Netherlands).

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