Polaris is committed to managing its investments to achieve the best financial return for its investors whilst taking into consideration environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. We take an integrated approach to incorporating ESG considerations into our investment decisions with the goals of mitigating risk and enhancing exit premiums. Polaris recognizes that the nature and scope of applicable ESG issues varies between investments which are reflected in our investment approach.
Polaris mission is to contribute to Japanese society through assisting Japanese companies to advance into the global market with their unique technologies and brands. Our investment strategy is focused on companies in the manufacturing / medical related and consumer sectors whose leading technology and brand recognition will support their growth, thereby contributing to growth in the real economy.
An ESG policy and procedures have been developed which outline our approach to integration of ESG issues in our investment activities. The policy is applicable to all of our investments.
Under Polaris ESG policy and procedures, ESG considerations are integrated into each phase of the investment cycle, including during due diligence, investment decision making / investment agreements, post-investment monitoring and exits.