ESG and Sustainability

Superhero Capital aims to maximize returns to its funds’ investors by selecting the most promising investment opportunities and by developing the funds’ portfolio companies. In addition to their impact factor, we believe that environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues can have the potential to increase returns. The same applies to mitigation of adverse sustainability risks, and consequently, both ESG issues and sustainability play an important role in our investment process. We consider the sustainability and potential environmental impact of our portfolio companies’ activities as well as their social responsibility and corporate governance across all stages of our investment process.

Selection and investment decision phase

ESG issues such as sustainability, corporate citizenship and governance are part of our selection process and play an important role in investment decisions. Strong performance by a company from a sustainability and ESG perspective increases the likelihood of an investment. On the other hand, companies that fail to meet minimum sustainability and ESG expectations or are engaged in business operations in controversial industries or industries with heavy sustainability challenges will not be considered for investment.

Ownership and value creation phase

After making an investment, we work with our portfolio companies in order ensure proper business practices from an ESG perspective as well as highlight the importance of sustainability both in internal and external operations. We encourage our portfolio companies to develop their own policies in light of their own business environment and values. Our approach and expectations vary depending on each portfolio company’s sector, geography, business model and other factors.

Exit phase

When exiting portfolio companies, we evaluate the potential ESG and sustainability impacts of the exit and consider issues such as the portfolio company’s expected future development and the fair treatment of its stakeholders. Sometimes portfolio companies end up closing down their operations. In such situations we focus on ensuring that relationships with different stakeholders (customers, employees, lenders, partners, etc.) are concluded in a responsible manner.

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Information provided in accordance with Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (2019/2088)

Information on this page includes the entity- and product level disclosures by Superhero Capital required by the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (2019/2088) (‘SFDR’).

The SFDR requires the adoption of regulatory technical standards in accordance with Articles 10 to 14 of Regulations (EU) No 1093/2010, (EU) No 1094/2010 and (EU) No 1095/2010, on the content, methodologies and presentation of information under the SFDR. The regulatory technical standards have been adopted in the form of a Commission Delegated Regulation (2022/1288) on 6th April 2022 and become applicable on 1.1.2023.

According to the standards and in line with the obligations under the SFDR, Superhero Capital prepares company level information and disclosures as well as prepares for product level disclosures.

Currently, Superhero Capital does not have any products (funds) classified or aiming to be categorized under Articles 8 or 9 under the SFDR.

Superhero Capital has funds categorized under Article 6 of the SFDR, where the sustainability risks are integrated in the investment process, but the investments do not promote or aim at making investments with a sustainable objective.

Sustainability Risk Policies

Superhero Capital integrates sustainability risks into investment decision-making process. Superhero Capital takes into account the Sustainability risks as part of its risk management in the investment process. Superhero Capital considers the sustainability risks of the portfolio companies’ activities as well as their social responsibility and corporate governance across all stages of the investment process. A separate description of how sustainability risks and ESG factors are taken into account can be found at the website: https://superherocapital.com/esg-policy/.

No consideration of adverse impacts of investment decisions on sustainability factors

Superhero Capital does not, currently consider any adverse impacts of its investment activities on sustainability factors. The reason is that it does not have consistent, comparable, and accurate data on the adverse impacts from all portfolio companies at the moment.

Superhero Capital may in the future consider the adverse impacts to sustainability factors such as Greenhouse Gas Emissions, as referred in Table 1 of Annex I of the Regulatory Technical Standards (2022/1288), in case the will endeavor to upgrade its current product categorization under the SFDR, or in the event of new product categories are launched.

Transparency of remuneration policies in relation to the sustainability risks

Remuneration policies are not currently integrated with sustainability risks.

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