DPE strengthens its commitment to sustainable investing

May 26, 2020

DPE Deutsche Private Equity (DPE) has just signed the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). The PRI is recognized as the leading global network for investors who are committed to integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into their investment practices and ownership policies.


“Thinking and acting like a family business, we have a strong feeling of responsibility for our corporate family, their employees, and of course also for society. Responsible investing and the consideration of ESG aspects in our investment practices and ownership policies have been at the core of our business since we founded DPE in 2007. Becoming an official UNPRI signatory is therefore a natural step for us and signifies our commitment,” says Marc Thiery, Partner and Founder of DPE.

“We are delighted to welcome DPE to the PRI,” said PRI CEO Fiona Reynolds, “and we applaud their commitment to incorporating sustainability into the investment decision making process. We look forward to working with them in the coming months.”

Since its foundation in 2007, DPE has built a reputation as a responsible investor with a focus on sustainable, long-term performance of its investments in the DACH region. DPE’s investment practices have always considered ESG issues throughout its investment cycle, from Deal Origination to Due Diligence, Investment Decisions, Ownership and Exit. By becoming a UNPRI signatory, DPE now officially expresses its commitment to these principles.

About the UNPRI:
The PRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment. It works to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions. The six principles for responsible investment were developed with the backing of the United Nations. The PRI acts in the long-term interests of its signatories, of the financial markets and economies in which they operate and ultimately of the environment and society as a whole. PRI signatories collectively represent more than 3,000 institutions globally and US$100 trillion in assets under management.