MV Credit’s screening approach starts with investing only with private equity sponsors which are in line with our values. As such, our PE sponsor evaluation includes (i) an assessment as to whether the PE sponsor is a UNPRI or equivalent signatory, and (ii) if not, on an exceptional basis, the Manager Board reserves the right to approve the sponsor relationship based on extensive alignment of ESG values.
Furthermore, MV Credit elects to not invest in certain sectors and industries. First of all, we do not invest in activities outlined in the following Exclusion List, which includes revenue derived from Tobacco, Weapons, Nuclear energy, Pornography, Gambling and Alcohol. To further encourage ethical behaviour beyond this exclusion list, we also take a very cautious approach to investing in care homes, nurseries, primary schools, fossil fuels, short-term unsecured lending, and – on a case by case basis – all businesses that could potentially negatively impact vulnerable members of society due to the highly leveraged nature of the proposed transaction.