Responsibility – Community Involvement
We are committed to building a more sustainable future
We believe in smart, responsible growth. We aspire to create jobs and fuel innovation with teams, investors and entrepreneurs of diverse perspectives, backgrounds and identities. We can achieve this while caring for our people’s health, communities’ development, and environment. We also work to protect the value our companies and partners create.
We believe that being active owners and integrating sustainability frameworks into our investment processes can help us accelerate the development of our portfolio companies, create long-term value and build business resiliency.
Diversity & Inclusion
Sagard is committed to building a team that proudly includes a diverse pool of talent and perspectives.
Sagard believes that cybersecurity is integral to protecting the value our portfolio companies create for their clients and their clients’ data.
As stewards of capital, we integrate climate-related risks and opportunities in our investment processes, where we deem appropriate, for a particular investment industry.
Sagard believes that it has a robust structure in place to govern its approach.
Sagard believes that by incorporating material ESG considerations into its investment activities where relevant, it can seek to accelerate the development of its portfolio companies and create sustainable value and business resiliency.
Sagard takes into account relevant sustainability frameworks and standards where we deem it appropriate for a particular investment industry.
We have an authentic desire for our activities to create long-term, responsible, inclusive prosperity. Rather than check boxes, we seek to make real contributions. At a high level, we want to participate meaningfully in driving innovation and prosperity in our communities while reducing inequalities based on gender, race and sexual orientation and caring for the health of our teams and planet. These goals relate to our sense of responsibility in our industry and the wider communities. We work with several organizations and community groups that share our values and comprise our broader ecosystem and network. We support initiatives that align with our sustainability objectives, with a specific focus on three key areas: DEI, cybersecurity and climate.
**Including the France Invest Gender Equality Charter, the Charter for Capital Investors created by the French private equity association AFIC (since renamed France Invest) and the Charter of the French Association of Investors for Growth (AFIC).
Frameworks, Memberships & Certifications
Our objective is to align with leading practices and to take frameworks and reporting standards into consideration when developing our responsible investment strategy. Sagard supports the Paris Agreement and is a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and is a member of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). We assess our sustainability outcomes using the Sustainable Development Goals, among other frameworks. We rely upon industry-based standards provided by the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB) to inform our analysis of risks and opportunities that affect enterprise value. Our real estate strategy, Sagard Real Estate, reports to the Global ESG Benchmark (GRESB).
At Sagard, we consider the locations we invest in more than just places. We recognize them as neighborhoods and communities that are steeped with a rich history and bright future. Therefore, we feel an intimate connection to actively participate and give back in the places we live and work. Our philosophy that “people make the difference” drives our initiatives to volunteer our time and financial support to a wide range of causes within these communities.
“Sagard is focused on creating long-term value. We believe innovation should be inclusive, and growth should be responsible. In the long run, our goal is to be partners of choice for entrepreneurs and investors because we strive to have fully integrated sustainable development in our investment practices.”
Paul Desmarais III, Chairman & CEO
Responsible Investment Policy
Responsible Investment Report
Other Sustainability Disclosures
¹New Sustainability Report will be available in French and English as of June 30, 2023
The environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) information contained herein is solely for informational purposes and is intended solely to provide an indication of certain ESG initiatives and standards that Sagard Holdings Manager LP, Sagard Holdings Manager (US) LLC, Sagard SAS and certain of their affiliates (as applicable) (collectively for the purposes of this disclaimer only “Sagard”) apply when seeking to evaluate and/or improve the ESG characteristics of an investment as part of the larger goal of maximizing financial returns on investments. It should not be assumed that any ESG initiatives, standards, data, objectives, targets or metrics described herein will be achieved or apply to each asset in which Sagard, or a vehicle managed by Sagard, invests or that they have applied to each of Sagard’s prior investments. ESG is only one of many considerations that Sagard takes into account when making investment decisions, and other considerations should be expected in certain circumstances to outweigh ESG considerations. Accordingly, certain investments may exhibit characteristics that are inconsistent with the initiatives, standards, data, objective or metrics described herein.
Unless otherwise specified, references herein to “Sagard”, “we” and “our” and the disclosures on this page refer to Sagard Holdings Manager LP and Sagard Holdings Manager (US) LLC and not to any other Sagard affiliate, portfolio company or fund.
Sustainability-related information is published on a dedicated “Intralinks” website only accessible to investors in Sagard SAS funds, in a section dedicated to information on environmental, social and quality of governance matters, in the same way as information provided for in Article 10 of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2019.