As part of our internal policies, Ainda hires a third-party to perform an intelligence market analysis (including but not limited to a Know-Your-Customer or “KYC” analysis) with the purpose of identifying any potential conflicts with regards to bribery and mismanagement of ESG risks, among others. This is performed for potential equity partners (both on an individual or enterprise level) and operators. Ainda is very selective with this criterion, in order to have the best partners and operators in the market.
In addition, Ainda requires all third-party operators to explicitly include the evaluation and attention of ESG issues in their processes. Ainda also includes best efforts from both parties in the contract to comply with UNPRI principles. We also require that the operators include talented staff to manage and mitigate risks related to environmental, social and governance issues.
Ainda also ensures that the SPV or equivalent figure is properly staffed with the necessary resources to monitor ESG risks and opportunities in line with recommendations provided by the external auditor.