Real sustainability takes true commitment

We choose to be judged, not only by the profit we make, but by the enduring and positive impact that a healthy, growing, and responsible business can have on the world.

Real sustainability takes true commitment

We choose to be judged, not only by the profit we make, but by the enduring and positive impact that a healthy, growing, and responsible business can have on the world.

Sustainability is woven into our business processes

Axcel has a longstanding commitment to responsible investment practices. Our approach to sustainability is guided by our sustainability policy, amongst others, and overseen by our Boards, Management, and Head of Sustainability. We consider sustainability related impacts, risks, and opportunities at all stages of our investment process. Active ownership is central to our approach, and we require our companies and ourselves to report publicly on progress on sustainability in their UN Global Compact Communication on Progress reports

We hold ourselves accountable

With more than 2bn EUR under management invested in 19 portfolio companies across the Nordics, we’re well positioned to make a meaningful impact on sustainable management and performance.

 

We are committed to four sustainability themes where we know we can have a genuine effect across our entire portfolio. These themes rest upon a foundation of Commitments & Collaboration with leading organizations and frameworks.

Our 5-step Sustainability programme ensures sustainable value creation

Investor

See reports and policies

Read the latest Annual Review & Sustainability Reports

Our commitments

Axcel aims to comply with guidelines of the industry associations we are active members of.

EU Disclosures

Sustainability related disclosures

On March 10, 2021, the EU Commission’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 (SFDR) entered into force. As an AIFM, Axcel’s funds fall under the SFDR and Axcel ensures compliance with this regulation on behalf of its active funds including Axcel IV, Axcel V, and Axcel VI. Axcel is required to provide information to investors with regards to the integration of sustainability risks in investment process, the consideration of adverse sustainability impacts, and the promotion of environmental or social characteristics.

 

Article 8 disclosures

Axcel IV, Axcel V, and Axcel VI promote environmental and social characteristics as defined in Article 8 of (EU) 2019/2088 (SFDR). Website disclosures have been completed using the template for website product disclosure for financial products that promote environmental or social characteristics referred to in Article 24 of Regulation (EU) 2022/1288.

 

Principal adverse impacts

Axcel considers adverse impacts of investment decisions on sustainability factors in the manner prescribed by Article 4(1)(a) of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088.

EU Disclosures

Sustainability related disclosures

On March 10, 2021, the EU Commission’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 (SFDR) entered into force. As an AIFM, Axcel’s funds fall under the SFDR and Axcel ensures compliance with this regulation on behalf of its active funds including Axcel IV, Axcel V, and Axcel VI. Axcel is required to provide information to investors with regards to the integration of sustainability risks in investment process, the consideration of adverse sustainability impacts, and the promotion of environmental or social characteristics.

 

Article 8 disclosures

Axcel IV, Axcel V, and Axcel VI promote environmental and social characteristics as defined in Article 8 of (EU) 2019/2088 (SFDR). Website disclosures have been completed using the template for website product disclosure for financial products that promote environmental or social characteristics referred to in Article 24 of Regulation (EU) 2022/1288.

 

Principal adverse impacts

Axcel considers adverse impacts of investment decisions on sustainability factors in the manner prescribed by Article 4(1)(a) of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088.

Donations

All private equity funds managed by Axcel Management pay an annual fee to a charitable foundation that operates independently of Axcel Management. The foundation awards grants to non-profit activities including research, business-related education of all kinds, and general charitable humanitarian work. The foundation can be contacted at axcelfonden@axcel.dk