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Awards, accreditations and benchmarks

We are proud to be a recognised pioneer in our industry, we have achieved essential sustainability accreditations and are a multi-award-winner for our energy and transport assets.

Sustainability as a Business Philosophy

  • Meridiam is a pioneer in the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) approach, which we have applied systematically since our inception

Meridiam is certified Benefit Corporation™ (“B Corp”). The B Corp certification recognizes that Meridiam, together with its subsidiaries, has been designated as meeting high standards of social and environmental impact. Meridiam is one of a relatively small number of firms to have achieved B Corp certification.


  • In compliance with rigorous and recognized international standards

Meridiam meets the requirements of the ISO 9001: 2015 – which is a certification standard relative to quality management systems issued by the French Association for Standardization (AFNOR) (see certificate).  Meridiam’s investment process and risk management systems were certified ISO 9001:2008 first in 2012 and renewed each year since.



Moody’s Sustainability Assessment
Meridiam monitors its CSR performance every two years based on an assessment conducted by a third-party ESG/SDG ratings agency – Moody’s. Since 2020, this assessment is even more comprehensive and covers the whole sustainability approach of Meridiam and how it is implemented in all its activities.

The Sustainability Assessment was first carried out in 2020 and again in 2022 on Meridiam and its portfolios, and covered SDG-orientated topics. In the 2022 Sustainability Assessment, Meridiam obtained a scoring of 65/100, hence rating “Advanced”*, as was the case in 2020 (see Advanced Sustainability Rating by Moody’s).

[*] Recognition was received in December 2022. Members of Moody’s ESG Solutions are required to pay for their application to be analyzed and scored against Moody’s benchmarks.




A new era for SIMPL. 

SIMPL. stands for  ‘Sustainability Impact Measurement Platform’ (SIMPL.) and is an online platform that tracks and monitors the impact of assets against ESG targets and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG). The interface is intuitive, easy to use and shows in real time the concrete impact of assets.

Created by Meridiam in 2018, this monitoring and management tool is now a Software as a Service (SaaS), commercialized for financial market clients and corporates through an independent company*. Meridiam is now a client of SIMPL. and not the only user of this pioneering impact evaluation solution.

Learn more here!

* joint venture between Meridiam and Blunomy (the specialized consultant with whom the tool has been historically developed).



Moreover, Meridiam was certified ISO 37001 – which is a certification standard relative to anti-bribery and corruption management systems issued by the French Association for Standardization (AFNOR)- in November 2021 (see certificate). Meridiam processes are therefore embodying business integrity aspects that prevent, detect and deal with corruption issues.




In 2023, Meridiam scored 100% on 3 out of 4 modules (Policy Governance and Strategy, Direct-Private equity, Confidence building measures) and 95% on a fourth module that is Direct-Infrastructure from the UN PRI. On all 4 modules, Meridiam’s performance was above the median scores, which ranged from 59% to 80%**(see UN PRI website;  Meridiam’s full assessment report is available on request).

[**] Recognition of this assessment was received in December 2023 by UN PRI. Members of the UN PRI are required to pay for their application to be analyzed and scored against the UN PRI benchmarks.


  • Committed to creating positive impact within the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) referential

Meridiam is a member of the Association des sociétés à mission  and displays its commitments and achievements in favour of green and sustainable finance in the Paris financial centre as a member of Observatoire de la Finance Durable of Finance for Tomorrow.



Meridiam also became signatory of The Net Zero Asset Managers initiative in July 2021, committing to support the net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions target and to support investments aligned with net zero emissions by 2050 or earlier. By joining the initiative, Meridiam specifically commits to prioritise the delivery of emissions reductions in the real economy, to address Scope 3 emissions in the portfolio, to create investment products aligned with net zero emissions and to facilitate increased investment in climate solutions. Meridiam’s commitment is made at the CEO level, with the express agreement of our CEO and founder, Thierry Déau.

The Net Zero Asset Managers initiative was launched in December 2020 and aims to galvanise the asset management industry to commit to a net zero emissions target. It is managed globally by six founding investor partner networks: Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC), CDP, Ceres, Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC), Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) and the  Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).



In 2021, Meridiam was certified « Best Place to Work » in France, USA, Canada, Senegal, Ethiopia, Turkey, Luxemburg, Austria, Jordan and in the Middle East.

The Best Places to Work program is the flagship employer of choice program driven in partnership with Best Companies Group. BCG is a well established US company with the purpose of identifying and recognizing best employers in many countries around the world and places of employment that are leading the way in defining the employee experience of the 21st century.

The Best Places to Work accreditations are recognized as the standard in workplace engagement. Every year, the program certifies and recognizes leading workplaces in many countries around the world, focusing on leadership, HR & people policies, compensation, benefits, teamwork & relationships, employee engagement, workplace & procedures and corporate social responsibility.

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