Ninety One makes formal commitments to ensure the investment process including the due diligence, portfolio management and project monitoring processes are in line to our (and the client’s) standards and policies for the evaluation and mitigation of Environmental, social and Governance risks. In addition, we commit to record developmental impact data on behalf of investors as part of the funds reporting requirements.
This is achieved through the use of Independent E&S Consultants (IESC) and Technical Advisory (TA) who evaluate and monitor Risks and Impact in accordance with our standards. Through site visits with ESG professionals.
Projects/portfolio companies have explicit terms drafted into their Common Terms Agreement for Undertakings, Warranties and Reporting requirements ensuring the company is legally bound to our Environmental Social Management System’s principles, the IFC Performance Standard’s, African Development Banks Operational Safeguards, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals, none compliance or actions required to obtain alignment are articulated in action plans that are agreed and implemented with the results been evaluated again by the IESC and TA.