HPE Growth

Certified B Corporation

North Holland, Netherlands The

Certified Since

December 2022


Equity investing - Developed Markets


Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In


Netherlands The

Founded in 2008, HPE Growth (HPE) is a purpose-driven, top-tier private equity firm specializing in European digital technology. Headquartered in Amsterdam, their international team has built a strong track record in growth investing and operational value-add, mainly targeting the sectors of FinTech, Digital Health, SaaS, and Consumer internet. As UN PRI signatory and responsible investor, HPE has placed great importance on accountability and transparency, sharing the vision of B Corp in making businesses a force for good. Through a rigorous selection process, HPE Growth appoints its funding to companies with proven willingness and commitment to sustainability while adhering to socially responsible corporate practices. The firm’s experienced team, actively supports its portfolio by increasing efficiencies and provisions of access to high-quality products and services. HPE believes in the power of digital technology, making its objective to scale technology’s contribution to solving current environmental and social issues.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, HPE Growth earned an overall score of 97.8. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
97.8 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 20.2

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 & Engagement4.4
Ethics & Transparency5.7
+ 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 30.1

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 Security6.5
Health, Wellness, & Safety6.6
Career Development6.0
Engagement & Satisfaction4.6

Community 14.3

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, & Inclusion4.1
Economic Impact4.0
Civic Engagement & Giving3.0
Supply Chain Management2.3

Environment 4.1

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 Management0.7
Air & Climate0.9
Land & Life2.0

Customers 28.9

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 Stewardship1.6
+ Mission Lock1
+ Past Performance0.7
+ Current Fund1.8
+ Positive Impact11.9
+ Portfolio Reporting5.1
+ Capacity Building3.6
+ Fund Governance3

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

2022 Overall B Impact Score97.8

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