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Access Capital Partners

PRI reporting framework 2019

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Overview

PE 01. Description of approach to RI (Private)


PE 02. Investment guidelines and RI

02.1. Indicate whether your organisation’s investment activities are guided by a responsible investment policy / follow responsible investment guidelines.

02.2. Describe how your organisation outlines expectations on staff and portfolio companies’ approach towards ESG issues in investment activities.

Access pays particular attention to the respect of international law on human rights and to the application of environmental, social and governance "ESG" criteria in the management of its European private equity fund portfolios. Investment professionals and GPs are asked to use their reasonable best efforts to integrate ESG criteria to the management of their portfolio companies, to annually report on 30 30 specific extra financial indicators and to discuss progress and results. 

In order to minimize ESG related risks due to certain sector exposure or activities that run high reputational risk, Access and its GPs selected tend to avoid certain industry sectors seen as incompatible with ESG values: production of or trade in firearms or ammunition, direct coal production, tobacco-related products, pornography and prostitution, gambling, alcohol marketing and distribution. 

Further, in the legal documentation, Access seeks a written engagement from the underlying fund manager to use reasonable best efforts to incorporate ESG criteria in the management of its portfolio companies and to report annually on the ESG performance and progress in a portfolio company and to provide Access with an update if significant ESG issue arises in a portfolio asset.


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