Taking a broad view of risk and growth drivers is an essential part of our highly successful investment strategy, and as a result we have always included ESG considerations as part of our investment methodology. However, with the rise of ESG to a central position in the investment world, we have proudly committed ourselves to enhancing this ESG engagement and impact across our activities.
In this Report, we are very pleased to share our ESG progress to date, as well as our ambitions for the future. As our unique investment approach focuses on growing mid-market companies through partnership with management teams, we find ourselves working alongside entrepreneurs who are driven by the legacy they are creating. As we help to build these companies, supporting ESG progression with a defined long-term vision is essential to creating sustainable value and fulfilling both our fiduciary duties of maximising economic returns and our longer-term commitments to our management team partners.
Over the last few years, we have worked diligently to ensure ESG is fully embedded into our investment practises, as well as the ongoing stewardship of our portfolio companies. By doing so, we are gaining deep insights and understanding into how future value will be created as well as where possible risks may emerge. Ultimately, our organisational focus is on growing our businesses sustainably and continuing to develop their societal “licence to operate”.
Andrew Honan, Chair of Sustainable Investing, commented:
“We are very proud to be supporting our portfolio companies to grow sustainably, whilst also helping to reduce any negative impacts. Though very much in the early stages of our journey, we are pleased with the progress we have made to date and are delighted to share this Report.”