About Us

Responsible Investment

We place a strong emphasis on Responsible Investment, which has been an inherent part of our investment strategy since inception.  We strongly believe that good corporate governance and social responsibility is not only right ethically, but ultimately also generates strong long-term value in portfolio companies. Our aim is to benefit all stakeholders in our underlying portfolio companies as well as the communities that they serve. 

We give considerable importance to Environmental, Social and Governance ("ESG") issues during the evaluation and due diligence of investment opportunities, and throughout the life cycle of our investments. We collaborate with management to implement improvements and provide annual in-depth environmental reporting and annual ESG overviews to our investors.

As an example, the number of employees has increased by 54% across Funds II and III portfolio companies under Mid Europa's ownership, and 47% of staff at the portfolio company level are female*.

Mid Europa is a signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI), an international network of investors working together to put the Principles for Responsible Investment into practice. The initiative aims to help incorporate ESG issues into the investment decision making and ownership practices. Every year the UN PRI signatories are evaluated against the implementation of these principles.
                                                   UN PRI 3  

We support NESsT, a philanthropic investment organization providing financing and business development support to high-impact social enterprises in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2011, we received the NESsT International Venture Philanthropy Award, in recognition of our contribution as an active advisor and significant supporter of NESsT since 2008, and as a leader in promoting philanthropy in the private equity industry in the region.

 NESsT

 

We also encourage our portfolio companies to participate in, and contribute to their local communities. Our portfolio companies are involved in a variety of charities, not only through financial support, but also through donation of services and resources.

Charity

 *Mid Europa internal sources, between year of acquisition to 31 December 2014.