ESG and sustainability underpins our long-term investment strategy to 'invest for a smarter future'. Within our Infrastructure division, our investments must meet our definition of 'Sustainable Infrastructure' in that they should be sustainable, low carbon and resilient in the face of climates change. The Private Equity division also has ESG as an integral part of its investment decision making, investing in companies that have a positive societal impact.
Geographical location and sector diversity is a key consideration in Foresight's strategic planning. For example, when identifying renewable power plants, such as our AD facilities, nearness to feedstock suppliers in local areas and existing/potential competitors, is a fundamental factor. The plants and/or sites should be closely located to feedstock suppliers to both minimise transport emissions and support local businesses. Our Private Equity Funds have a regional strategy and invest in companies designed to deliver ESG benefits to the local and wider community.
Foresight has preferences towards investing in the UK and countries which have comprehensive regulatory frameworks which enforce strong governance and support good ESG practices. Foresight looks to geographies which also have governmental support that encourages the responsible investment required to promote a shift towards a 'greener' and more sustainable economy.