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Engagement

General Engagement

As we continue our Responsible Investment (RI) journey, we look to actively help shape the development of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices across the private assets industry. Capital Dynamics has engaged in several Limited Partner (LP) initiatives to establish broadly accepted RI/ESG standards, such as the ESG Disclosure Framework for Private Equity, and was involved in creating the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association’s (BVCA) RI guidelines. We are also active participants in:

  • Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

    Capital Dynamics has been a signatory of the United Nations supported PRI since 2008, and has consistently been awarded the highest scores across its businesses: Corporate Strategy & Governance (A+), Private Equity (A+), Clean Energy Infrastructure (A+), and Private Credit (A).

  • Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)

    As a member of IIGCC, Capital Dynamics signed a letter calling upon the leaders of the European Union to include provisions related to a sustainable future, such as green technologies and clean energy, in stimulus packages helping European Union nation states in their recovery from the global pandemic.

    Capital Dynamics is also a co-chair of an IIGCC committee working on the creation of a framework for private equity firms to achieve net-zero emissions.

  • Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

    Capital Dynamics is a supporter of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, an initiative created to develop a set of recommendations for voluntary and consistent climate-related financial risk disclosures in mainstream filings. We are proud to have issued our first annual Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Report in 2020. 

  • GRESB

    Capital Dynamics has consistently been recognized by GRESB, a leading environmental, social, and governance benchmark for real estate and infrastructure investments globally. 

  • Pensions for Purpose

    Capital Dynamics is an Influencer for Pensions for Purpose, a leading collaborative initiative whose aim is to raise awareness of impact investment among the pensions' community.

  • Swiss Sustainable Finance

    Capital Dynamics is a member of the Swiss Sustainable Finance organization that aims to strengthen the position of Switzerland in the global marketplace for sustainable finance by informing, educating, and catalyzing growth.

  • Forum per la Finanza Sostenibile

    Capital Dynamics is a member of the Forum per La Finanza Sostenibile, a leading Italian organization promoting a more sustainable and responsible financial sector. The Forum per La Finanza Sostenibile is part of Eurosif, a pan-European association for the promotion and advancement of sustainable and responsible investment across Europe. 

  • Initiative Climat International (iC International)

    Capital Dynamics is a member of iC International – France, a collective commitment to understand and reduce carbon emissions of private equity-backed companies and secure sustainable investment performance.

  • Invest Europe

    Capital Dynamics is a member of Invest Europe, the world’s largest association of private capital providers, and are active in their Working Group on Accounting Standards, Valuation, and Reporting and the Responsible Investment Roundtable that represents Europe’s private equity, venture capital, and infrastructure investment firms, as well as their investors, including some of Europe’s largest pension funds and insurers. 

Diversity & Inclusion

Capital Dynamics is dedicated to the continued improvement of our diverse, open, and inclusive culture. Our foremost priority is building deep and sustained partnerships with our employees, clients, and third parties to create and maintain a culture where all are given an equal opportunity. The initiatives we undertake, and the organizations we support, are part of an ongoing effort to make our offices a place where people can thrive and feel valued, regardless of race, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, disability, and all other dimensions of diversity. We are proud to have partnered with the organizations outlined below, and look forward to continuing to grow this list.

  • Accelerate Investors

    We are a supporter of Accelerate Investors, a leader, advocate, and convener of trailblazers who are accelerating great institutional investing that is diverse and inclusive.

  • Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA)

    ILPA is a trade association for institutional Limited Partners in the private assets industry. Capital Dynamics is proud to have joined the 100 plus Limited Partners and General Partners by signing ILPA’s Diversity in Action initiative that seeks to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the private assets industry. 

  • Level 20

    Capital Dynamics is proud to be a Sponsor of Level 20, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving gender diversity in the European private assets industry.

  • Out Investors (OI)

    Capital Dynamics is a member firm of Out Investors, a global organization that was founded with the mission of making the direct investment industry more welcoming for LGBT+ individuals. 

  • Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO)

    Capital Dynamics is a member of SEO, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a more equitable society by closing the academic and career opportunity gap for motivated young people of color.