TECH IS EVERYWHERE! 

FOR BETTER.

AND FOR WORSE.

The extensive reliance of today’s business world on technology implies that almost every company is today impacted by it, either by being a so-called “tech company” or a company using technology as part of their way of doing business. As corporations are increasingly impacted by technology, they also need to be mindful on how their use of technology impacts their stakeholders.

Technology is a tool whose usage can lead to both positive and negative outcomes


A significant potential to damage social and environmental value…

An unexplored territory

While Tech more than ever represents plethora of growth opportunities, there is no other tech fund with a SRI constructivist approach, looking at this long term trend from a social and environmental perspective...

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Sycomore Sustainable 
Tech

Let’s embrace Responsible Tech!

Sycomore Sustainable Tech Combining two worlds

The Tech theme admittedly meets various challenges and represents a significant potential to damage social and environmental value…


ENCART - WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO ACT AS A RESPONSIBLE INVESTOR IN TECH?
•Have a holistic understanding of what it means to invest responsibly in technology before taking investment decisions.
•Support and engage companies in managing their impacts and externalities
•Create a supportive ecosystem for tech responsibility



A risk to job creation


Human rights abuses 

Data privacy and security, freedom of expression


Health and well-being issues 

Addiction, hearing losses, radiation exposure


A threat to democracy 

Large tech companies have monopolistic behaviors influencing opinions


Environmental risks


A significant potential to damage social and environmental value…

64% of the digitally active population has used at least one fintech service. In India and China, the adoption rate reaches 87%

$43 bn expected spending in the IoT logistics and transportation industry by end 2020 

$158 bn
Expected spending on city development by 2022 

$6 bn
Size the market is expected to reach by 2025 

25-80 liters of water per day, per person could be saved thanks to applications such as smart irrigation systems, water leakage, and quality and consumption monitoring 


 It’s time to contribute actively to the development of responsible Tech! 

The development of technology needs to be managed responsibly to ensure the sustainability of the sector and of the economy overall…


Responsible Tech to create sustainable value

 
We believe that as an investor it is possible to contribute to the emergence of a responsible and sustainable tech sector by favoring investments in companies that have adopted best practices in responsible tech and by collaborating with the ecosystem to foster their further adoption.
The “Responsible Tech Framework” aims at helping assess the impact and the externalities (positive and negative) a tech company or a project may have in a transparent and complete manner. It can be used by both investors in their investment strategy and companies in their activities. In order to have a holistic view on the level of responsibility and impact of a tech company, we have identified three dimensions that should guide any analysis:


Main characteristics


LEGAL STRUCTURE Sub-fund of Sycomore Fund Sicav – I Share
INCEPTION 2020-09-09
BENCHMARK MSCI AC World Information Technology Index Total Return
INVESTMENT HORIZON 5 years

The chart opposite reflects the fund's exposure to all caps equity markets in the European Union. The fund’s risk category is not guaranteed and may change over time. The lowest category does not mean "risk free". Historic data used to calculate the synthetic indicator may not represent a reliable indication of the fund’s future risk.

Disclaimer:  The fund does not guarantee returns or performance and might entail capital loss. Before investing, please consult the Key Investor Information Document (KIID) which is available on our site www.sycomore-am.com.


A need for investors to give purpose to their investments 

Responsible
Tech to create sustainable value

An unexplored territory

Combining two worlds

Sycomore Sustainable Tech

Favoring responsible companies with respect to the technology they offer and use 

Raising the level
of awareness
and understanding on what it means
to invest responsibly in technology 

Providing a framework that investors and companies can use to achieve a more responsible capital allocation strategy in technology 

Contributing
to the emergence of best practices in the technology sector

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A need for investors to give purpose
to their investments 

At a time when more and more investors realise that their investments can contribute to a different world, we aim at selecting companies that will positively impact everybody’s daily life. Sycomore AM, in partnership with Gaia Capital Partners, devised a “Responsible Tech Framework” to identify tech companies that have a positive environmental and societal contribution through their offerings and business models.

A risk to job creation

Human rights abuses – data privacy and security, freedom of expression

Health and well-being issues – addiction, hearing losses, radiation exposure

A threat to democracy – large tech companies have monopolistic behaviors influencing opinions

Environmental risks

Fintech

Transport

Smart cities

AI in Education

Environment