Investeco Capital

Environmental investment company

Toronto, Ontario

Canada

www.investeco.com

About Investeco Capital

Formed in 1999, Investeco was Canada’s first environmental private equity manager, and now manages four environmentally-focussed private equity funds. These funds specialize in companies in sectors such as cleantech, sustainable agriculture and the bioeconomy. By investing in these sectors the funds are able to tap into the growing demand for environmentally superior products and services while helping mitigate environmental degradation.

Investeco’s investment strategy is to acquire portfolio investments in what it believes to be exceptional companies operating in its chosen sectors. These investments are made in North American-based businesses that Investeco believes to have some or all of the following characteristics: environmental benefits, established revenues, strong growth prospects, excellent management and long-term competitive advantages, as well as the prospect of providing a profitable exit opportunity within 4 to 7 years from the date of initial investment. Although the funds have a preference for investing in already profitable companies, they sometimes invest in companies that are pre-revenue and/or not yet profitable. Investeco believe that investing in the environmental economy helps build companies that matter, but success is providing superior returns to our investors.

From its inception Investeco has been committed to investing solely in companies that provide environmentally superior products and services. We became a B Corp to join, and show our support for, the growing community of companies similarly committed to improving the world.

The Change We Seek®

Investeco believes that the consequences associated with environmental degradation, including resource scarcity, regulatory costs and shifting consumer attitudes, will significantly affect companies with poor environmental performance. By investing in companies that provide environmentally superior products and services, Investeco believes the investment community can collectively realize better long term investment performance, build “companies that matter,” and help mitigate environmental costs such as water, energy and other resource wastage; pollution; and greenhouse gas emissions.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

October 2013
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

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N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Overall B Score
91
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Community: Company donated majority of charitable giving to local markets; Gives preference to local and sustainable/fair-trade suppliers

Workers: Full-time workers receive 80-100% of paid health insurance premiums for individual and family coverage; Retirement plan includes socially-responsible investing option; Company offers over 26 days of maternity and paternity leave

Environment: 100% of company facilities are located within 1/2 mile of public transportation; 100% of energy is used from renewable sources at corporate facilities

Governance: Company has integrated a commitment to environmental stewardship in mission statement