Responsibility & Community

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responsibility & community / OVERVIEW

At Five V, we are driven by our dual purpose which is imbedded in our constitution - to deliver best-in-class returns for investors while making a meaningful contribution to the environment and the communities in which we operate.

We believe in being responsible global citizens through our work, and as influential shareholders we believe we have a unique opportunity to magnify our contribution through the combined activities and employee base of our portfolio companies. We recognise that responsible investment requires continual improvement and we are committed to continual learning across our fund processes, operations and community. It’s the right thing to do.


Five V achieved B Corp Certification in February 2021. B Corp is a rigorous global certification which attests that a company meets a strong minimum standard performance, accountability and transparency across environmental, social and governance practices.

We’ve joined over 6000 companies globally, including many of own portfolio companies, in a movement to create positive outcomes through business practices.

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Five V’s responsible investment approach is guided by the
following principles:

End-to-end integration: We will explicitly integrate consideration of ESG risks and opportunities in all stages of our investment process: screening, due diligence, portfolio management and exit preparation.

Active ownership: We incorporate ESG considerations into our ownership practices, and we work with our portfolio companies to improve their practices with respect to ESG.

ESG priorities: For all our portfolio companies we bring explicit focus on (at a minimum) decarbonisation, employee wellbeing and safety, employee engagement, diversity, community engagement, ethical supply chains and cybersecurity.

Transparency: We will regularly report on our ESG performance to key stakeholders, including disclosing ESG-related metrics and outcomes.

Our integrated approach to ESG management is outlined in our Responsible Investment Policy. To review our policy, please click below.

Our RI Policy


As part of our ongoing commitment to responsible investment, Five V is proud to announce our first voluntary Modern Slavery Statement which you can read here.

While we are not required to prepare a Statement, we believe identifying, assessing, and addressing modern slavery risks in our operations and investments is core to our goal. Transparency and continual improvement is important to us, and we are excited to drive further progress in 2024.

Our Modern Slavery Policy


We are proud to be long-term supporters of many charities across Australia and New Zealand, by volunteering time and donating money. Five V is a proud member of Pledge 1%, recognising our commitment to making a meaningful financial contribution to charitable causes each year.

Alongside the PNI Foundation, Five V announced in 2024 our commitment to three key charitable partners: The Indigenous Literacy Foundation, RizeUp Australia and SANE. To learn more about our investment for these important causes, click here.  

our community partnerships (non-exhaustive)
Community / OzHarvest
Community / OzHarvest
Community / Smith Family Challenge

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