A bespoke Responsible Investment policy and approach has been developed for Bridgepoint Credit, with input from the ESG team. This is built upon the same foundations and principles as our well established approach for private equity.
Investment Teams are responsible for assessing ESG risks during the investment process, and have received appropriate training. Bridgepoint Credit considers all relevant ESG risks when making investment decisions (in accordance with a specific ESG investment procedure) and before any new investment is made. Assessment of company-specific ESG considerations and adherence to the Firm’s core ESG principles are addressed in Final Stage Credit Committee papers. Any material ESG issues that arise within the portfolio companies are raised with the relevant sponsor and/or borrower and are reported to the Bridgepoint Credit Operating Committee and Portfolio Management Committee as necessary.