Our policies

Responsibility and Sustainability Policy

Our Vision

Critical Ventures envisions a World where businesses operate with a deep sense of responsibility and respect for the environment and society. We believe that sustainability is not just a trend, but a long-term business strategy that creates value for all stakeholders.

Our Mission

Our mission is to lead by example and create a positive impact on the World through our operations and investments. We strive to minimize our environmental footprint, promote social responsibility, and create value for our stakeholders. We believe in the power of business to drive positive change and will use our platform to drive this change forward.

Our Values

  • Environmental Stewardship: Prioritizing investments that have a positive impact on the environment and promoting sustainable practices in our portfolio companies.
  • Social Responsibility: Seeking out companies that have strong social responsibility policies and practices, including fair labour practices and community engagement.
  • Transparency and Accountability: Demanding transparency and accountability from our portfolio companies and investing in companies with a proven track record of responsible governance.
  • Long-Term Value Creation: Focusing on investments that create long-term value for all stakeholders, including shareholders, employees, customers, and the environment.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Promoting diversity and inclusion in our investments and encouraging portfolio companies to create inclusive cultures and diverse workplace environments.
  • Ethical Business Practices: Supporting companies that adhere to high ethical standards, including anti-corruption policies and responsible marketing practices.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Engaging with stakeholders, including employees, customers, suppliers, and communities, to understand their perspectives and incorporate their feedback into our investment decisions.
  • Continuous Improvement: Continuously evaluating and improving our responsible investment practices to ensure that we are making a positive impact on the world.

By applying responsible investment values, Critical Ventures is committed to creating long-term value for all stakeholders while promoting sustainable business practices and a better World for future generations.

How we implement this

We do not invest into the following sectors: 

  • Adult content
  • Gambling
  • Animal testing
  • Arms trade
  • Tobacco 

It is CVT’s belief that retrofitting a sustainable business mindset and model, can be time consuming and challenging further down the line. We invest for growth and so we take a considered judgement that these issues could come to bear during ownership or at exit, if they are not considered at the point of investment. 

To ensure the effective and consistent application of this approach, CVT operates an ESG Integration Policy which details how ESG considerations are taken into account throughout the investment process, from the point of origination to exit. CVT takes a practical, proportionate and material approach to ESG integration, containing two key elements: 

1. Management (Culture, Capacity & Governance) – this refers to the allocation of appropriate resourcing, training and senior support to ESG integration. It demonstrates CVT’s actions have integrity aligned with the strategic position of CVT and oversight from senior management. 

Examples of which include: 

  • Training across the investment team on ESG 
  • Training of the Investment Committee on ESG 
  • Providing greater transparency on the approach to ESG 


2. Investment (Process & Reporting) – this refers to action taken in the investment process to assess and improve ESG factors affecting the target asset, how these might affect an investment decision and how decisions are captured and changes to ESG factors during asset ownership.  

Examples of which include: 

  • Formal reviews by the investment team of ESG trends and topics at a micro, macro and sector level to feed into origination process; 
  • ESG due diligence process with results included at Investment Committee; 
  • Sharing areas of weakness, with constructive guidance, on how to progress so awareness on a range of ESG issues develops with ownership. 


CVT is committed to evaluating the success of its approaches. 

The investment teams report to CVT Board on selected ESG KPIs and where possible measure and report where it is believed it can influence better or faster progress towards greater sustainability either as a business, an employer, or an investor. 

CVT II Fund and CVT are increasingly mindful of the impact, that its activities and those of the businesses in which it invests have not just on the environment, but also their employees, communities, and society at large. 

CVT II Fund’s investees shall help create new employment, develop, and implement new technologies and products, improve productivity all of which contribute to the economy and have benefit to those employed in those businesses and their supply chains. 

Our Sustainability Priorities

CVT is particularly focused on supporting through its investments achieving the United Nations defined Sustainable Development Goals, with particular focus on priorities defined under: 

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Disclosures pursuant to the sustainable finance disclosure regulation (EU) 2019/2088

SFDR Information

The European Union has introduced a series of legal measures, the main one being the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2019/2088) of the European Parliament and Council of November 27, 2019, on sustainability-related disclosures in the financial services sector (“SFDR”). This regulation requires companies that manage investment funds and other collective investment schemes to provide transparency on how they integrate sustainability considerations into the investment process in relation to the schemes they manage. The Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/1288 of April 6, 2022, was also introduced, which complements Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 of the European Parliament and Council with respect to regulatory technical standards (“Delegated Regulation”).

No consideration of principal adverse sustainability impacts (SFDR - Article 4)

Critical Ventures acknowledges the significance of the primary detrimental effects that investment choices can have on sustainability aspects. We are in the process of establishing internal structures to detect, assess and mitigate the main negative impacts on ESG standards.

At present, Critical Ventures does not take into account the main negative effects of investment choices on sustainability elements as outlined in the SFDR. However, once Critical Ventures begins to evaluate the detrimental sustainability impacts of its investment decisions, it will make the pertinent information available to investors and on the Critical Venture’s website.

No consideration of sustainability adverse impacts

Remuneration and integration of sustainability risks (SFDR - Article 5)

The Remuneration Policy prepared by Critical Ventures establishes the guidelines for the company’s remuneration structure. It maintains uniform criteria for all employees, its directors and top ranking officers, complies with the requirements set out in the Portuguese law that has enacted the EU Alternative Investment Funds Manager Directive (AIFMD).

The Remuneration Policy aims to align the interests of investors and Critical Ventures, discourages incentives for unsuitable risk-taking and is consistent with the company’s sustainable long-term financial growth. In accordance with the SFDR, the remuneration policy does not incentivize the taking on of excessive sustainability risks.

Final Considerations

Recognizing the relevance of the ESG topic for Critical Ventures, given the internal actions already undertaken, as well as its impact on the company’s operations, Critical Ventures pledges to regularly review its situation on the integration and consideration of sustainability factors.

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Privacy Policy

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Information Collection

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