Expectations of staff and portfolio companies' approach to ESG integration are set from the outset and reinforced on an ongoing basis.
An important aspect of the process for selecting new employees is an assessment of their alignment with the firm's commitment to sustainability.
Induction for new employees covers Generation's approach to sustainability. There are frequent different activities which reinforce the importance
of sustainability. For all employees these include: a book club where books relating to sustainability are read and discussed, discussions on various
aspects of sustainability at team meetings, pro-bono and charitable giving projects, and seminars with external experts. In addition, the evaluation
of sustainability factors is required during due diligence on potential investment opportunities and when deciding whether to proceed with an
When undertaking due diligence on a company in which we are considering investing, we discuss our approach to sustainability with the
management team. When invested, we engage with individual portfolio companies on specific sustainability factors that are material. Portfolio
companies participate in our annual impact reporting process where we gather data on their management of ESG factors.