Policy and commitment to responsible investment
Many of Ardian’s PPMs refer to the necessity for teams to actively consider ESG matters throughout the investment process, and to its commitment to reduce ESG-related risks, such as environmental risks.
Approach to ESG issues in pre-investment processes
For instance, the PPM of one of the Infrastructure funds clearly states that during due diligence, investment teams ought to address and communicate on ESG-related risks and opportunities.
Approach to ESG issues in post-investment processes
For instance, the PPM of one of the Infrastructure funds clearly refers to the necessity for teams during the holding period to regularly perform extra-financial audits on portfolio companies, and monitor ESG-related issues over time: follow ESG-related achievements and identify ESG-opportunities for improvement.