Describe how your organisation’s investment guidelines outline your expectations on staff and portfolio companies’ approach towards ESG issues [Optional].
Since inception, our organisation has always had a strong focus on responsible investments (as described previously). We have formally included ESG-related guidelines in the course of 2014 and implemented the following process:
- assessment of an investment opportunity vs ESG rules in terms of industry, jursidiction compliance, company compliance with ESG rules, lead investor compliance with ESG rules and minority rights compliance with our guidelines. This analyis is tuned over the opportunity analysis period and the outcome is summarized in our investment recommendation for our internal investment committees
- during the ownership of an investment, we always monitor those aspects, report any deviations and pro-actively try to find a solution to solve ESG issue
- ESG guidelines are applied at all levels of our organisation and any staff member has to apply the highest standards when analysing ESG issues and this in all our internal and external interactions