We take responsibility to act sustainably in our interaction with business partners, companies and their employees.

Sophora stands for sustainable business development and takes responsibility by consistently incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into our holistic investment approach.

We are deeply convinced that non-financial criteria, especially ESG factors, can have a significant impact on long-term shareholder value. For this reason, we consider it not only our personal responsibility but also in the best interest of our investors to consider ESG factors in investment decisions as well as in the development of effective value creation plans, thereby systematically creating sustainable value and reducing business risk.


We are a signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (“PRI”) with the aim of better understanding the impact of investment activities on environmental, social and governance issues. We believe that actively addressing ESG issues can positively influence the performance of companies. The application of the PRI supports us in aligning the objectives of investors with the broader goals of society.


The WEPs are a set of principles created by UN Global Compact and UN Women. They provide guidance to companies on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community. At Sophora, we want to go beyond promoting gender equality in the workplace and promote diversity in all areas where we can make an impact from an investor’s perspective. As such, our Female Empowerment strategy is a key component of Sophora’s value creation, ESG and investment approach. We are committed to increasing diversity and inclusion not only in our portfolio companies, but also among our investors and in the private equity industry itself.

Want to learn more about our holistic approach to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors? Check out the Sophora ESG Policy for more details.

Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)

In accordance with the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), we seek to provide transparency on our approach to responsible investing.

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