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Positive private equity

Achieving Sustainable Returns

Our Positive Private Equity philosophy takes a human-centric approach to investment. It seeks to generate healthy risk-weighted investment returns by prioritising human relationships, ethical responsibility and sustainable growth.

By aligning values with investments and seeking opportunities that reflect ethical principles, Arcola’s Positive Private Equity approach creates a sustainable pathway to success.

Positive Private Equity at work

Empowering people

A company’s success starts with its people. Strength lies in the passion, creativity, knowledge and commitment of the founders, managers and team. By collaborating together, we create an environment where innovation and excellence can thrive.

ESG focus

We believe responsible investment practices are central to creating enduring value. Our investment decisions are aligned with ethical principles that prioritise sustainability, social responsibility and ethical governance. By promoting green practices, community engagement, inclusive growth and transparency, our investments can have a positive impact on the environment and society.

Lasting relationships

We invest in long-term partnerships, based on trust, mutual respect and open communication. We are not just investors; we are valuable allies in our portfolio companies’ growth journey.​

Guidance and support

Arcola’s role goes beyond providing capital. We work with our portfolio companies, offering strategic guidance, network connections, hands-on assistance and operational support where needed to help businesses reach their full potential.

Adherence to Industry Standards and Guidelines

NVP (The Netherlands Venture Capital Association)

We adhere to NVP’s best practice guidelines for the Dutch investment industry, reflecting our commitment to transparency, professionalism and integrity.

UN Principles for Responsible Investments (PRI)

By aligning our investment strategies with the six principles of the UN PRI, we strive to contribute to a more sustainable global financial system. This alignment embodies our focus on long-term value creation that benefits both our investors and society at large.

BVA (Belgian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association)

Our practices align with the BVA’s standards, ensuring investments in the Belgian market are conducted with the highest levels of ethical responsibility and excellence.

Invest Europe Industry Standards & Guide to ESG Due Diligence

We comply with Invest Europe’s industry standards and use its Guide to ESG Due Diligence as a reference tool to incorporate Environmental, Social and Governance factors into our investment decision-making process.

Important disclosure

Arcola currently operates under Article 6 of the Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 of the European Parliament). At present, Arcola does not promote environmental and/or social characteristics (“light-green” within the meaning of Article 8 of the SFDR) and does not have sustainable investments as its objective (“dark-green” within the meaning of Article 9 of the SFDR). Arcola therefore only complies with the disclosure requirements under Article 6.

However, Arcola intends to evolve its operations towards Article 8 as soon as the Arcola organisation and ecosystem can adhere to the regulations.