We know that the performance and attractiveness of the startups
in which we invest are also based on extra-financial criteria


Our ESG factors

Axeleo Capital incorporates sustainability factors and risks across all the investment processes. Axeleo Capital combines "exclusion" and "best in progress" approaches through:

• ESG(Environment, Social, Governance) screening: checking the absence of ESG controversies linked to the portfolio company prior to investment and during the ownership phasis

• Exclusion approach: exclusion of certain sectors (coal, pornography, etc.)

• Engagement / Best in progress : commitment from the portfolio company to target continuous improvement
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AXC has signed 3 major ESG charters

United Nations PRI to incorporate ESG factors in investment decisions and active ownership
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SISTA charter to encourage female entrepreneurship in the French digital industry
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France Invest Gender Equality to promote gender equality in both private equity & start-up ecosystem
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Environmental involvement

You can access:
• our testimonial for WeCount.
• carbon footprint and commitments via this infographic.
• our 2023 carbon footprint, scope 1,2 and 3.
• we have also published on the French Environment Agency (ADEME) website our scope 1, 2 and 3 carbon footprint based on the 2020 and 2019 financial years.

We are convinced that it is through innovative tools and collective approaches that we will support a low-carbon transition.Since 2021 Axeleo Capital is more and more involved in climate issues. We participated in the first "Climate Promotion" led by the French startup We Count, an initiative aimed at encouraging a maximum number of organisations to carry out their carbon assessment and build a climate strategy.

Legal Information on Sustainability risks

ESG criteria general approach

You can read our annual report with respect to Article 29 of French Loi Energie Climat (LEC).

Sustainability risk policy

Sustainability factors are integrated into our investment decisions, our risk policy and into our remuneration policy. Sustainability risks including physical or transition risks as well as risks related to loss of biodiversity are assessed in Axeleo Capital's risk mapping

PAI statement

We do not consider principal adverse impacts of investment decisions on sustainability factors. You can read our statement to explain the reasons why we do not do so.

Products SFDR Classification

With respect to SFDR (Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2019 on sustainability related disclosures in the financial services sector), our financial are classified the following way :

• Axeleo Capital 1 – Article 6
• Axeleo Proptech 1 – Article 6
• AXC2 – Article 8

Details on the consideration, management and operational monitoring of the environmental, governance and social (ESG) characteristics of the AXC 2 fund are made available to investors in AXC 2 prospectus.

Since November 2020, our IAF Axeleo Proptech 1 is labeled France Relance. The label charter involves to implement ESG principles and transparency duties.