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In this position, she will be mainly responsible for assisting companies in defining their areas of progress and formalising a more responsible and sustainable approach.
Hélène-Anaïs Bouscarle holds a degree from KEDGE Business School (Marseille) and has 15 years of experience in all areas of CSR. She has successively been an Auditor and Senior Consultant in sustainable development for the auditing and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deputy Head of Sustainable Responsibility and Environmental Manager at BNP Paribas Cardif, and then Corporate Sustainable Responsibility Manager at the shipping company CMA CGM in Marseille. These different positions have given her solid expertise in CSR issues and how they play out in companies.
Now, Hélène-Anaïs has joined iXO Private Equity's front office team and is tasked with increasing the management company's support for managers of SMEs and SMIs by helping them implement and improve their CSR practices.
In this role, she will be primarily responsible for analysing companies' CSR practices and contributing to the selection of iXO Private Equity's portfolio holdings. In addition, she will be in charge of encouraging and supporting measures the companies have implemented through working with managers in a pragmatic manner.
By recruiting Hélène-Anaïs, iXO Private Equity is further demonstrating its position as a committed and responsible investor. Driven by the firm belief that tomorrow's most successful companies will be those that have adopted sustainable management practices, the Fund intends to assist its portfolio companies in formalising best practices in line with their particular characteristics and growth objectives.
Hélène-Anaïs Bouscarle explained: "After having worked for several years for large companies, I wanted to work with small and medium-sized companies to help them put in place operational CSR policies that would create value, performance, and durability. So I’m delighted to join iXO Private Equity, which allows me to take up this new challenge and whose values of closeness, availability and commitment have particularly attracted me.
Olivier Athanase, Managing Director of iXO Private Equity, added: "We’re very pleased to welcome Hélène-Anaïs Bouscarle as our CSR Manager. With her solid experience in guiding and promoting sustainable development strategies, she’ll be able to share her pragmatic and operational approach to CSR with our investment managers on an ongoing basis. This appointment demonstrates our continued societal commitment in a world where environmental and social issues are now inseparable from economic development and success.”
About iXO Private Equity
Founded in 2003, iXO Private Equity is the leading regional player in independent capital investment in France. With over 800 million euros in assets under management, the company's primary focus is on capital development and buyout transactions. It invests between 2 million and 30 million euros per project in companies in the South of France. Firmly established in the heart of these regions, its core team is made up of 23 people, including 15 professional investors with a wide range of complementary experience, including four Managing Partners responsible for the regions covered by iXO Private Equity: Olivier Athanase (Nouvelle Aquitaine), Nicolas Charleux (Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur), Jean-Luc Rivière (Occitanie), and Alexandre Sagon (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes). www.ixope.fr