We help good companies become great companies. Better ESG management has improved the performance of portfolio companies, and has allowed them to have positive effects on societies in which they operate.
Once the companies integrate into our portfolio, they also benefit from a favourable stimulating ecosystem for the development and improvement of their ESG strategies.
We carry out an ESG review with an external consultant after each acquisition
Upon investing in a company, we review existing processes and systematically introduce new guidelines. For this purpose, we carry out an ESG audit with an external consultant after each acquisition we make. The audit is the groundwork for an ESG Post Investment Action Plan based on a deeper analysis of the findings during the due diligence process.
We ensure that ESG will be tracked at board level
During ownership, we encourage portfolio companies to work toward continuous improvement and ensure ESG issues are consistently tracked by their respective board of directors. It increases the coverage of ESG decisions from the top to the entire group.
We constantly monitor indicators through our reporting system
The reporting system is the pillar of our ESG monitoring procedure. Thanks to the system, PAI can provide information on an aggregated basis across the entire portfolio. Our objective is to be able to measure the positive impacts of our Responsible Investment strategy in tangible terms.
We carry out on-site visits to maintain direct communication with managers
PAI's team conducts regular visits to the portfolio companies in order to directly ensure their ESG progress. These meetings are the best way to build trust with portfolio companies and to guarantee direct communication with their top management.
We set up once a year the Sustainability Club with all portfolio companies
The Sustainability Club is a privileged channel of communication between PAI and portfolio companies. Our ESG strategy is presented during these meetings, and policies are introduced in order to ensure continuous improvement.
We share views and co-create ESG with our investors at the annual ESG Lab
The ESG LAB, organised during PAI's Investors' Days, is a new collaborative initiative for our investors to discuss and share views on responsible investment. At PAI, we believe that sharing best practice and co-creation is instrumental in building an efficient ESG strategy.