Citizen Capital Partenaires

Certified B Corporation

Île-de-France, France

Certified Since

October 2015


Equity investing - Developed Markets


Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In


Citizen Capital is a leading French private equity fund dedicated to using an impact-driven investment approach to deliver both financial and social returns for investors and society at-large. Citizen Capital manages €60 million and provides growth capital to high growth small or medium companies (€1 to 50 million sales) dealing with empowerment issues or strong social purpose targeting:Self-made entrepreneurs (lack of educational background, minority-owned, women-led, empowering employees)Mission driven businesses (eg: addressing pressing needs of a vulnerable population, job creation in deprived areas, transforming our consumption habits, creating shared value, etc.) Their goal is to build wealth for all stakeholders in their portfolio companies. In addition to capital they offer a combination of strategic, financial, operational guidance to the companies in which they invest, as well as a pro-active support in building and driving impact strategy. Citizen Capital has implemented a methodology combining social impact and ESG approach. Citizen Capital has signed the Principles for Responsible Investment (United Nations, PRI) and is a member of the G8 Social Impact Investment Task Force.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Citizen Capital Partenaires earned an overall score of 115.3. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
115.3 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 21.0

Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement4.8
Ethics & Transparency6.2
+ Mission Locked10

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Workers 29.5

Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Financial Security5.8
Health, Wellness, & Safety9.4
Career Development4.7
Engagement & Satisfaction3.9

Community 21.2

Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & inclusion, economic impact, civic engagement, charitable giving, and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion5.8
Economic Impact9.3
Civic Engagement & Giving3.3

Environment 5.3

Environment evaluates a company’s overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company’s operations and, when applicable its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Environmental Management1.3
Air & Climate1.0
Land & Life3.0

Customers 38.1

Customers evaluates a company’s stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship2.1
+ Mission Lock3.2
+ Past Performance6
+ Current Fund7.7
+ Positive Impact6.3
+ Portfolio Reporting5.2
+ Capacity Building6
+ Fund Governance1.5

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2024 Overall B Impact Score115.3
2017 Overall B Impact Score109.1
2015 Overall B Impact Score94.4

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