“Sustainability factors” are defined in Article 2 (24) of the Regulation as: “environmental, social and employee matters, respect for human rights, anti‐corruption and anti‐bribery matters”.
Adverse Sustainability Impacts Statement
This Statement constitutes HPE Growth’s adverse sustainability impacts statement pursuant to Article 4 of the RTS, in the format prescribed therein.
Because this Statement is HPE Growth’s first such statement, this Statement corresponds prospectively to the period of 1 August 2022 to 31 December 2022. As envisioned in the derogation contained in Article 4(3) of the RTS, there is no data available from the remainder of calendar year 2022, because it has not yet happened. There is therefore no quantitative information to be published in the format specified in Article 4(2) of the RTS. HPE Growth has therefore adopted an adverse sustainability impacts statement in a non-quantitative format as permitted under the derogation contained in Article 4(3) of the RTS.
HPE Growth will publish the required information relating to 1 August 2022 to 31 December 2022 in the format specified in Article 4(2) of the RTS on or before 30 June 2023.
As noted above in the second paragraph of this statement, HPE Growth considers principal adverse impacts of its investment decisions on sustainability factors in a manner appropriate to its size and the nature and scale of its activities and the types of financial product it makes available. The present statement is the consolidated principal adverse sustainability impacts statement of HPE Growth. This principal adverse impacts Statement covers the first reference period from 1 August 2022 to 31 December 2022.
As a responsible investor, HPE Growth experiences the roll-out of (digital) technology as an opportunity to contribute to a more sustainable, secure and integer future. HPE Growth believes that there is a strong link between effective ESG integration and improved welfare of companies and society. Investment decisions that negatively impact climate or other environment-related resources, or have negative implications for society, are detrimental to value creation. HPE Growth will use reasonable best efforts to make the necessary preparations to gather, monitor and report the principal adverse sustainability impact indicators listed below.