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Responsible investment

We believe that companies contributing positively to leading societal and environmental challenges will benefit from a powerful lever able to drive value creation in the long term.

We are therefore targeting the most virtuous business models - from a financial and an extra-financial point of view – and encourage our portfolio companies to implement best business and governance practices while they are still at a human size and in full expansion.

We incorporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues into our investment process and throughout the monitoring of our portfolio. Our ESG Charter describes Gaia’s commitment and approach to address material sustainability aspects throughout the entire investment process.

Read more about Gaia’s commitment

On the path to Sustainable Technology

Sustainable technology is a theme that raises many questions and meets various challenges: ethical, social, environmental, human rights, governance. Hence our need, as responsible investors in tech, to define our approach in a Responsible Investing in Technology Charter.

Read more about Gaia’s Responsible Investor Charter

This Charter, drafted in partnership with Sycomore AM, intends to provide a framework for sustainable investing in tech. It covers three dimensions that should guide any analysis, each one associated with a set of metrics and guidelines:

The Responsible Tech Framework

Assessing the level of responsibility in Tech of a company

Tech
for
Good

Are company offerings intended and designed to have a positive impact social and environmental impact?

Good
in
Tech

Do companies use technology in a responsible way to reduce negative externalities on individuals and the environment?

Improvement
Enablers

What are companies' intentions and their actual capacities to improve on the two previous dimensions in the near future?

External engagement and transparency

Local impact