The assessment and management of ESG risks and opportunities are embedded within MIRA’s investment decision-making approach and asset management frameworks. These are supported by centralised policies and processes applied during acquisition due diligence and ongoing asset management, and by the expertise of our asset management teams. Many members of these teams have senior management experience in the industries in which the MIRA-managed funds’ portfolio companies operate.
MIRA’s risk management framework outlines the requirements for the identification and management of ESG issues in both investment due diligence and ongoing asset management. We place emphasis on ESG issues that are important and meaningful to each business and its employees, and the industry and community in which it operates.
Senior MIRA employees are appointed as non-executive directors to the boards of the portfolio companies. They aim to ensure that each portfolio company establishes and maintains its own risk management framework, which incorporates ESG issues and supporting policies and procedures. This framework is typically approved by the portfolio company board, which then receives regular reports on performance against this risk management framework.
The adopted framework must, at a minimum, be adequate to ensure compliance with relevant regulation and standards in the country and industry in which the portfolio company operates. It should support the business to achieve and promote ESG management practices and be appropriate to the level of ESG risk in that business.