To be successful, we must act in a sustainable manner.
Developing companies involves taking responsibility - even in complex situations. This is the only way our companies can achieve a stable foundation for long-term growth. We act in a future-oriented manner and are a responsible, reliable partner for all parties involved - for employees, customers, suppliers, management, supervisory or advisory boards, industry experts, and ultimately for the companies as a whole.
We believe, that investing in companies creates a corporate responsibility, and we will use our influence to leverage the impact as shareholders to protect and increase the value of the portfolio firms. To meet this responsibility, we integrate environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) aspects into our investment decision-making process and ownership approach. This enables us to gain a sound understanding of potential sustained value creation opportunities and material risks. We sensitize our management teams for the importance of ESG aspects and offer our support to push relevant initiatives.
A set of clear rules applies to our portfolio firms as well as to ourselves. We are convinced that only with such responsible approach, we can achieve resilient business results and long-term success together with our portfolio companies.
Orlando accounts for its carbon footprint, incl. our Munich and Nordics office. We systematically offset our carbon emissions through environmental projects, supported by ClimatePartner GmbH. We calculate the Corporate Carbon Footprint (CCF) in accordance with the directives of the Green House Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (GHG Protocol). Moreover, based on the assessment of our carbon emissions we continuously take actions to further reduce emissions in our daily work and foster idea generation within our team.
That is why we are committed to complying with the Principles for Responsible Investment ("UN PRI") formulated by the United Nations. Orlando's Responsible Investment Policy is based on the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact and covers the areas of human rights, working conditions, environmental protection, and the prevention of corruption. In addition, Orlando's Responsible Investment Policy has been developed in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulations (SFDR) require financial market participants to disclose information on how they incorporate sustainability risks into their investment decision-making process, consider the main adverse impacts of investment decisions on sustainability factors, provide transparency when advertising environmental or social features, and plan to achieve sustainable investment goals.
The approach we take to investing is consistent with the principles of sustainable investing. We are convinced that the inclusion of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in investment decisions, as well as in the management decisions of our companies, helps to reduce sustainability risks, and to exploit sustainability opportunities. As a result, we create long-term added value for all parties involved.
As part of our ESG approach, we strongly believe that the Sustainable Development Goals can help as an integrated approach to address the complex nature of sustainable development in a balanced and integrated manner. The SDGs encourage companies to reduce their negative impacts while enhancing their positive contribution to the sustainable development agenda.
Although the first addressees of the SDGs are nations, the SDGs explicitly call on all businesses to use their resources and innovation to solve the challenges of sustainable development. To that end, our investment strategy will foster to contribute to the following goals, but not limited, which can be linked to a clear investment case and commercial opportunity:
- SDG #3: Good Health and Well-being
- SDG #8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
- SDG #9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
- SDG #10: Reduced Inequalities
- SDG #12: Responsible Consumption and Production
- SDG #13: Climate Action
- SDG #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
We have set ourselves the goal of supporting MiracleFeet (www.miraclefeet.org) to make clubfoot treatment accessible to every child born with clubfoot in underdeveloped countries. With the donations of partners, combined with their strategic and practical advice, MiracleFeet has become the main non-profit organization for clubfoot treatment within the last 12 years and is now active in more than 30 countries. To date, more than 70,000 children have been treated.
If you would like to learn more about MiracleFeet, please send an email to email@example.com.