Our engagement for impact
Our mission is to empower tech entrepreneurs to build a better tomorrow. We are convinced that the champions of tomorrow will be the ones bringing business performance and impact into a bold virtuous circle.
Being an impact tech investment ecosystem, we believe that our engagement should focus on 2 main issues:
Inclusion and diversity
What we want to achieve with inclusion in our ecosystem is to create a fairer and more diverse tech and investment industry.
What we want to achieve with responsible tech is to reduce the ecological footprint of our daily digital lifestyles.
Ring is B Corp certified
This certification, with a score of 114.5 points, confirms our holistic approach towards impact as it is stated in our mission: we finance and support entrepreneurs who offer solutions to the main social and environmental challenges.
Ring Foundation Philantropic fund
This philantropic fund is our key tool to promote inclusion in tech. It is dedicated to financing and supporting early stage non-profit associations using tech as a driver for social inclusion.
As an investor
As an investor, we are convinced that positive impact at a strategic level and sustainable practices are key to support value creation in the long-run.
Convinced of its responsibility towards its ecosystem and its potential impact on portfolio companies, Ring Capital has built an impact policy. We believe that positive impact can be a tool for more value creation, and a way to engage founders, employees, customers and stakeholders. We are also convinced that sustainable approach and positive impact objectives are a powerful tools to limit investment risks.
All our investments vehicles are dedicated to support companies whose business model contribute directly to solving a social or environmental issue. These impact companies contribute at least to one Sustainable Development Goals with measurable impact through 2 or 3 KPIs projected in an impact Business Plan.
We have created an "impact & sustainability Dashboard", our proprietary tool and method to support our portfolio in the implementation of their strategy.
As an example, our support program Ring2Success organizes regular workshops with our portfolio companies on sustainability and impact topics.
As a company
As a company, we seek to embody our mission throughout our team and governance.
This Advisory Board gathers twice a year to review the Impact & Sustainability strategy of Ring Capital, and review the ESG strategy of its funds under management.
The Ring Foundation is funded by 5% of our funds’ fees and is dedicated to providing financial and operational support to early-stage tech charities, tackling major social issues in an innovative way, in line with Ring's vision and DNA.
For example, we organize regular internal trainings on various topics (ie ESG challenges, carbon emission in tech, diversity in tech…).