Environmental, social and governance

Thoughtful management of resources and people makes good business sense.

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Done effectively, responsible investment drives value in our portfolio and for the investors who back us. We work together with our portfolio to manage environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Our engagement with our portfolio companies is an ongoing exercise to understand their needs, support the management of their ESG issues and identify and share good practice examples across our portfolio.

Our ESG policy is fully integrated across our entire investment process and is monitored on an ongoing basis by the Responsible Investing Steering Committee. This means we assess businesses even before investing to be assured they will be a good fit for us: all new investments are subject to thorough ESG diligence. This identifies any potential material issues, which are assigned specific management actions to be incorporated into the post investment plan. Performance monitoring indicators are also agreed for all investments. We take a board seat for all investments and use our influence to conscientiously monitor ESG matters at senior levels of the business.

We are committed to reviewing our approach to ESG regularly to ensure we remain at the forefront of best practice.


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