Policy on sustainability risks
AlphaSwiss key differentiator is our ability to invest directly in the private equity of companies raising capital in the private market. These hedgy exclusive opportunities, with an investment horizon of three to five years, are sourced through our venture capital network. We focus on growth companies, with an entrepreneurial mindset creating added value to sustain the global innovation and maximise the positive impact on the environment and society.
In accordance with the Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 on sustainability-related disclosure requirements in the financial services sector, as amended (the "Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation" or "SFDR"), Alpha Ventures Limited S.à r.l. endeavours to take into account major sustainability risks in its investment decision‐making process, with the help of any other relevant financial product’s manufacturers and external advisors (as applicable).
According to the SFDR, sustainability risk means an environmental, social or governance ("ESG") event or condition that, if it occurs, could cause an actual or a potential material negative impact on the value of an investment.
Through our deep due diligence, such risks are assessed for each financial product on a case-by-case basis and can take various forms, such as climate change regional risks (e.g. more regular fires or floods), public boycott campaigns, local risks of corruption or fraud.
Sustainability risk analyses are integrated by Alpha Ventures Limited S.à r.l. into the assessment process carried out prior to each investment decision based on available information.
No consideration of adverse impacts of investment decisions on sustainability factors
According to the SFDR, sustainability factors are environmental, social and employment matters, respect for human rights, anti‐corruption and anti‐bribery matters.
As the legal framework regarding sustainability adverse impacts is still in formation and the methodologies for considerations of principal adverse impacts on sustainability factors are in full development and have not yet reached maturity within the sustainable finance industry, Alpha Ventures Limited S.à r.l. does not currently consider principal adverse impacts of its investment decisions on sustainability factors.
We expect this will be a work in progress until the sustainable finance industry is more evolved in the methodology of measuring and reporting sustainability adverse impact in a way that is useful for investors. Alpha Ventures Limited S.à r.l. will review this policy as the relevant legal framework and technical methodologies are developed further. Any material amendment to Alpha Ventures Limited S.à r.l. approach will be updated on our website in accordance with the SFDR.
Lastly updated on the 30th of September 2022