Our Impact Approach
Improving patient outcomes is one of ARCHIMED’s founding ideas and our team’s mission is to improve healthcare globally as much as to bring excellent financial returns. Our positive impact is brought through a careful responsible investment strategy. From 2018, when ARCHIMED first became a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) to the creation of our first fund with a sustainable objective in 2021 (MED III, classified SFDR article 9 compliant), ARCHIMED’s approach to impact investment has constantly progressed. ARCHIMED’s team is fully involved in the responsible investment strategy and receives regular training. We periodically report our progress on these topics to our LPs and constantly engage the management of portfolio companies to improve.
OUR IMPACT REPORT
FIVE HEALTHCARE OBJECTIVES
ARCHIMED is committed to prioritize, select and invest in companies that have at their core a mission to contribute positively to solving one or more of the Health Objectives, hence contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3 – Good Health and Well-Being. ARCHIMED has used internationally recognized standards and literature to identify the five key Healthcare Objectives to be addressed by the healthcare sector. Investments’ concrete impact on better health outcomes are assessed through the lens of these five Healthcare Objectives and ensure our funds ultimately contribute to a healthier society.
OUR APPROACH TO RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT
ARCHIMED strives to continuously improve our approach to responsible investment, revising our commitments, taking new ones, strengthening our processes, and implementing new actions, ensuring compliance with regulations. We include Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations into our investment process and throughout our operations. ARCHIMED’s aim is to ensure our companies grow sustainably and contribute to the five prioritized Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for all investments: Better health and well-being (SDG 3), Decent work and economic growth (SDG 8), Responsible consumption and production (SDG 12), Climate action (SDG 13) and good governance and business ethics through the SDG 16.
“It is essential to integrate sustainability throughout our activities. As the Impact Investment Director of ARCHIMED, my role is to ensure we involve all ARCHIMED employees across teams and all portfolio companies in this impactful journey.“
Impact Investment Director
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OUR CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR) POLICY
Aligned with our commitment to sustainability, we are actively pursuing a company corporate ‘ESG in action’ approach.
HR: enforce diversity, equity and inclusion
ARCHIMED is people driven. We are continuously growing and welcome new individuals to an international, agile, ambitious, and creative environment. ARCHIMED’s hiring, development and promotion processes and policies are built to actively overcome conscious and subconscious bias relating to both negative or positive discrimination. ARCHIMED is firmly convinced that diversity makes our business more successful. We strive to build and constantly keep a multicultural and diverse team in terms of age, professional background and gender to bring multiple perspectives to our way of doing business.
Environment: fight climate change
ARCHIMED firmly believes that all companies, independent of their activities, size, and location, can implement tailored initiatives to fight against climate change, adapted to their footprint and use of resources. We applied this belief to our firm and have assessed our carbon footprint for scope 1, 2 and 3. Different actions to reduce our carbon emissions are being implemented and we are working with an industry expert to adopt a climate strategy that is aligned with the Paris Agreement, with climate targets validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
Good governance and business ethics
At ARCHIMED, we believe it is essential to strengthen our internal processes to build an effective, accountable, and inclusive organization. This means preventing potential ethical and anti-corruption issues, setting transparent and participatory governing bodies and ensuring data protection.