Responsible Investing

Private Equity is a firm believer in Responsible Investing, and integrates Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) processes during the investment lifecycle.

Our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Commitment and Approach

Private Equity believes that ESG factors positively contribute to investment performance, as well as contributing to help build a more stable, sustainable and inclusive global economy. By incorporating ESG criteria into our investment decision making and investment practices we can influence the companies we invest in to improve their performance. Our approach means that we actively seek opportunities to create long-term, sustainable value for both ourselves and our investors.

Across the investment lifecycle we employ a holistic, disciplined and value-focused approach when evaluating each investment opportunity, adhering to a rigorous and risk-averse investment process that includes thorough and detailed due diligence including:

  1. Exclusion List: All investment opportunities are subject to a screening against an ethical investment list.
  2. Investment Compliance: Know Your Client (KYC), Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Terrorist Financing (CFT) checks are conducted and documented prior to any investment and also monitored throughout the life of the investment.
  3. Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption: Private Equity professionals comply with the Global Anti-Bribery Policy and with all anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws applicable to the funds in the jurisdictions in which the funds conduct business activities.
  4. E&S policies and processes framework: The investment team undertakes Environmental and Social Due Diligence (ESDD) based on the Fund's internal policies and utilizing tool kits from the CDC Group plc and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).