Our Corporate Social Responsibility Roadmap
The 2021-2024 roadmap marks Dorval Asset Management’s first CSR roadmap, and resolutely reiterates the company’s commitment to supporting sustainable development for our business.
Where responsible investment meets fiduciary responsibility
We take a long-term investment approach and as such, we firmly believe that we have a pivotal role to play in directing investment to build a more responsible and sustainable economy. We engage with real economy stakeholders to encourage them to adapt their environmental, social and governance practices to support this transition, acting as a responsible investor as we pledge to meet the highest standards with both our clients and partners, as well as with the companies we invest in.
Priority n°1 | Core business: Enhancing our role as a responsible investor
Aligning our own corporate responsibility in our relationships with stakeholders
Our responsible investment approach also naturally applies to the way our company is run, and Dorval Asset Management consistently stives to abide by the principles of loyalty, fairness and transparency with all its stakeholders and in its day-to-day operations, while also curtailing its environmental footprint.
Priority n°2 | Social: Committed to our people
Priority n°3 | Societal: Taking positive action in our ecosystem
A key principle
Aligning with our own corporate social responsibility (CSR)
Our responsible investment approach also naturally applies to the way our company is run, and Dorval Asset Management consistently stives to abide by the principles of loyalty, fairness and transparency with all its stakeholders in its day-to-day operations, while also curtailing its environmental footprint.
Our CSR program is a lengthy and ongoing process and there is always scope for further progress as we strive to reach excellence, but some of Dorval Asset Management’s initiatives in this area have already proven to be both successful and unique.
Dorval Asset Management’s gender diversity and equality practices were recently applauded as we achieved the Best Workplaces For Women accreditation on September 28, 2020.
After our Great Place to Work 2020 and 2021 awards, and Best Workplace France 2020 award, Dorval Asset Management thus became the first French asset manager to gain this fresh distinction from the monthly publication Marie Claire’s Think Tank Act for Equality, whose members include the Great Place to Work body, in cooperation with the Connecting Leaders Club.
Dorval AM Team,
a story of commitment
Dorval Asset Management’s commitment to high-performance mountain biking kicked off in 2013 when the ROC VTT OZ EN OISANS club was looking for a sponsor for some of its impressively successful Trial and Downhill racers. Dorval AM firmly believed in the future of this fast-growing sport and decided to launch its international team initiative.
Dorval Asset Management is now seeking to bolster its presence on the circuit and has developed its own elite Team in downhill mountain biking, or DH. The aim of this sport is to make it down the tracks in the shortest possible length of time, in a true challenge of commitment and agility that requires expert racing skills to deal with the various natural obstacles encountered during the descent – a truly impressive feat.
In 2019, the Dorval AM Competition Team was awarded UCI Elite team status for the first time and confirmed its position as one of the best training arenas worldwide for the Downhill specialization.
After winning prestigious titles in both 2019 and 2020, the Dorval AM Competition Team enjoyed a vintage year in 2021 as it notched up nine years of this successful partnership.
After winning Elite Team status several times, the DH mountain biking team was ranked second worldwide in the overall team classification, marking a major achievement in the sport.
In the women’s competitions, Camille Balanche, who already enjoyed success in 2020, confirmed her title as Women’s Elite DH World Champion, while Monika Hrastnik carried off the Slovenian DH Women’s Championship title.
In the men’s competitions, Benoit Coulange confirmed his French championship title for the fourth year in a row and was named Men’s Elite DH World Vice-Champion. Baptiste Pierron enjoyed an impressive start to the season with third position in the World Cup, but after a severe fall, he was forced to sit out the rest of the season. In the junior category, Alix Francoz ended with a solid fourth place in the French DH Championships.
Meanwhile in Trial mountain biking events, the team pulled off some impressive showings: Manon Basseville confirmed her French Women’s Champion title for the seventh year in a row and Noah Cardona – competing to hold onto his French Men’s Trial Champion position – gave it his all in the final where he took third place.
Our Team has therefore confirmed its role as a successful training arena for top-tier racers.
In 2022, the Dorval AM Team has decided to refocus exclusively on Downhill, with Samuel Pierré joining the DH mountain biking team as team manager alongside sports manager Claude Pierré.
Unique opportunities for team support and performance
Dorval AM organizes a number of in-house events to enable its staff and clients to support racers during major competitions and during privileged events with the Dorval AM Team, offering a unique opportunity to share the team members’ experience, take a look behind the scenes and see how they prepare for competitions.
Louis Bert, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, said “We have every faith in our racers’ vast potential as we continue to support them on a daily basis and have a very unique personal relationship with our team, supporting and encouraging them in all their trips. With their combination of ambition, motivation and talent, our Dorval AM mountain bike team is in pole position to succeed”.
Dorval Asset Management believes in the future of mountain biking and draws on this innovative partnership to pursue its investment in this sport in the way it has always done with its investment funds – offering its team of young champions all the resources they need for success.