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How responsible investment can transform businesses

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How responsible investment can transform businesses is part of the ‘A Different Angle’ film series, exploring the role of private equity and venture capital in European society. This unique film series, presented by Invest Europe, the world’s largest association of private capital providers, and produced by BBC StoryWorks Commercial Productions, brings to screen the human stories at the heart of the businesses that are driving change and fuelling growth through private capital.

A Different Angle aims to improve the understanding of private equity and venture capital, demystifying the virtuous circle of investing that supports our pensions and savings while exploring the true nature of innovation in Europe. It will also raise awareness about the expertise injected into businesses alongside capital, and how profit and purpose, such as high social and environmental goals, can work in harmony to produce better returns for investors and society.

Environment, Social & governance (ESG) is no longer an add-on nor simply a box to tick: it is now an integral part of every investment that can enhance yields.

This film aims to show how private equity secondary firm Coller Capital and its General Partners place ESG at the heart of all of their investments. We explore this by profiling the work of one of those General Partners, Permira, with portfolio company BestSecret - an ‘invitation only’ apparel business based in Munich, Germany.

By focusing on sustainability across all areas of its business, BestSecret is not only reducing its climate-related environmental impact, but transforming itself into a more attractive, profitable, and scalable company.

This film explores how Coller Capital is able to exert influence on ESG protocols and practices, building positive relationships with asset managers and portfolio companies through guidance and collaboration.

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This video was produced for Invest Europe by BBC StoryWorks, the commercial content division of BBC Global News.

View on BBC.com (not available to UK audiences).

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