Creating sustainable value
Throughout our operations, we are determined to maintain and expand our sustainability initiatives both internally and externally.
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) are at the heart of our business and our initiatives are a continuously evolving process that we are incredibly passionate about. Applying these principles will allow better long-term financial returns for companies and investors, and a closer alignment with the values of our team and society. We believe that tech contributes to the greater good and provides solutions to solve many of the world’s problems and injustices.
GP Bullhound earns EcoVadis gold sustainability rating.
We are proud to announce that GP Bullhound has been awarded Gold Medal status by EcoVadis, the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, for two consecutive years. This places GP Bullhound in the top 7% of all evaluated financial services companies globally and is a testament to our deep commitment, demonstrated contributions and ongoing activities within corporate social responsibility (CSR).
BUILDING A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
With 40 nationalities represented within our team, we champion diversity, respect, education and equal chances for all. Our employee benefits include parental leave, flexible work, healthcare coverage, training and mentoring, and company stock ownership. Our cultural board and Women @GPB groups work on enhancing company culture and gender diversity.
We consider multiple criteria when selecting the companies we work with, such as their impact on the environment and society, their approach to talent, equality, regulatory compliance, as well as financial health and political risk. GP Bullhound is a member of the British, Swedish, Luxembourg and Hong Kong Private Equity & Venture Capital Associations, and follows and supports the UN Principles for Responsible Investment.
We have formal compliance policies in place against corruption, bribery and to ensure third-party information security.
As a way to contribute to a better world now and tomorrow, we also give back a share of our success by supporting charitable non-profit organisations, with emphasis in areas where tech intersects with human rights, education, health, diversity, and the environment.
With our CSR group and carbon footprint program, we work towards mitigating our environmental impact, by reducing our energy consumption and waste generation, digitalising communications and materials, optimising our archiving with Data Life Cycle Management and server virtualisation, and prioritising sustainable procurement.
We are proud to support local and international initiatives though our events and network
Working Options in Education is an employability and life skills charity that has been helping young people to aim high and fulfil their potential since 2010.
The Working Options Career Pathways Programme is delivered free in state schools, colleges and online by industry volunteers and helps students (aged 14-19) to identify and pursue career options. Through practical help and advice, they build their skills and become confident to face their future with choices.
The Prince’s Trust supports 11- to 30-year-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school to get their lives on track.
Opportunity International designs, delivers, and scales innovative financial solutions that help families living in extreme poverty build sustainable livelihoods and access quality education for their children. We equip families with the tools and training they need to build their businesses, improve their harvests, provide for their families, send their children to school, and break the cycle of poverty.
Dharma Bharathi Mission (DBM) INDIA is a humanitarian organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty & injustice.
DBM India serves all people regardless of religion, caste, race, ethnicity or gender. It is under the legal umbrella of Navasrushti International Trust and has set its objective as creating Hunger-Free-Communities. With a modest beginning of providing Midday meal in one school to 50 children, the organization has grown to a commendable force having its own infrastructure facilities providing education, health care, livelihood skills, empowerment and placements.
Doctors and hospitals in Ukraine desperately need medicine and bandages to save lives. GP Bullhound supports humanitarian aid for Ukraine via the Society of Ukrainian Youth in Austria, a trusted organisation which coordinates expedient delivery of medical supplies.
To join us in donating to this charity and helping the people of Ukraine in these exceptional circumstances, please contact Olya Klueppel at email@example.com.
Our hearts and thoughts are with everyone affected by the situation in Ukraine.
Ensemble Pour La Différence helps social businesses in Eastern Congo to emerge and scale and in so doing bring economic progress and improvements to life quality for the Congolese and their communities.
Founders4Schools’ mission is to inspire students and prepare them for the rapidly changing world of work. They do this by enabling educators to invite business leaders for encounters with their students.
Ada, the National College of Digital Skills’ mission is to educate and empower the next generation of diverse digital talent.
The percentage of female financial services industry leaders globally remains at 12% – a figure that exists despite a sizeable number of organisations claiming to have diversity initiatives.
Stereotypes surrounding the types of roles available in the finance industry have played a part in discouraging women to enter the workforce. As a result both recruiting and retaining female finance talent has become increasingly more difficult for companies.
The Women in Finance Awards series aims to tackle this issue and redress the gender imbalance, by showcasing the achievements of women in the sector and identifying new role models.
End Youth Homelessness EYH is a UK-wide network of local charities working with over 30,000 homeless young people. It provides a national platform to raise awareness, share experience and generate income. Funds raised help charities improve sustainability, capacity and services in extremely challenging times.
EYH knows that if you stop young people from becoming homeless today, you stop them becoming the rough sleepers of tomorrow. EYH and its Members do this because they know that homeless young people can be future entrepreneurs, innovators and investors, if they get the right help at the right time.
GP BULLHOUND GIVES BACK TO LOCAL AND GLOBAL COMMUNITIES
Future Stars Charity Programme
The 2022 class of our Future Stars programme participated in a Charity Challenge, where they worked in teams to research, champion and present a charity idea to the
GP Bullhound Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee.
The students were requested to propose charities and organisations that they would like to contribute towards.
This exercise enabled us to align the Future Stars scheme with our firmwide desire to give back, drive change for a better world, and integrate social responsibility into every aspect of our deeds. To date, we have directed donations to two Future Stars charity choices – Dharma Bharathi Mission, donating laptops to impoverished schools in India, and Opportunity International’s Micro Banking program, which designs, delivers, and scales innovative financial solutions to help impoverished communities build sustainable livelihoods (94% of those reached in the Micro Banking Program are female).
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In addition to assessing financial and market risks related to our future and current investments, we also take ESG factors into account. We strongly believe that great businesses can emerge from anywhere, and that entrepreneurs play a key role in the development of a better world. Our goal is to invest in firms that generate profits while also benefiting society.
At the heart of our business and ambitions is a dynamic process that we are extremely passionate about. Strong environmental and social sustainability inside any organization can result in higher profits for all shareholders and stakeholders. We believe that technology benefits society by providing solutions to many of the world’s challenges and injustices.
GP Bullhound Luxembourg Sarl (the “AIFM”) is a private limited company, registered in Luxembourg (B-254.845) and authorized and regulated as an Alternative Fund Manager by the CSSF in Luxembourg (A00003217).
The AIFM is the authorized management company of:
- GP Bullhound Fund VI SCSp and GP Bullhound Fund VI Feeder SCSp
For information on sustainability and the SFDR obligations of the funds please refer to the following documents:
Additional information about how the AIFM has integrated sustainability can be found here.
Finserve Nordic AB (“Finserve”) is the licensed Swedish UCITS management company of the following GP Bullhound public funds. For information on sustainability and the SFDR obligations of the funds please refer to the links below:
Additional information about how the Finserve has integrated sustainability can be found here.
None of our investments will be in the sectors affiliated to gambling, tobacco, drugs or other directly harmful activities for people or the environment.
Inclusion & Diversity statement
At GP Bullhound, we drive change to build a better future and empower the next generation of tech entrepreneurs. Our mission is to support leading founders to build great companies, and we know it is critical to advance and embed diversity in our approach and thinking. Innovation has always been a catalyst for great change, making the world more safe, fair and sustainable.
With 40 nationalities across 13 offices and counting, Bullhounders know that innovators are of all ages, ethnicities, genders, religions and backgrounds. We all deserve the same chance at success. Our internal Diversity & Inclusion Committee was established in 2019 with the aim of creating accountability and ownership for the advancement of underrepresented groups and inclusive causes.
Through Women@GPB, we create space and a community to share ideas, address challenges and build careers. And through our Future Stars Programme, internships and full-time opportunities, we are committed to creating access by attracting, advancing and retaining top talent from a diverse array of backgrounds and experiences.
We admit that improving diversity in our industry will take time and effort. We have a level of diversity at the senior table at GP Bullhound but it is not enough. With our passion for building the future, GP Bullhound is committed to shaping a more inclusive and diverse technology sector.