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Stanhope Capital

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Pre-investment (selection)

PE 05. Incorporating ESG issues when selecting investments

05.1. During due-diligence indicate if your organisation typically incorporates ESG issues when selecting private equity investments.

05.2. Describe your organisation`s approach to incorporating ESG issues in private equity investment selection.

ESG issues are considered when selecting private equity investments; we see these to be relevant in terms of both risk and opportunity. Our primary aim, however, is for the team to gain a comprehensive understanding of each company's stance so asset allocators can make informed decisions on behalf of their clients (i.e. whether to invest in our PE offering or not based on their clients' views).

05.3. Additional information. [Optional]

PE 06. Types of ESG information considered in investment selection

06.1. Indicate what type of ESG information your organisation typically considers during your private equity investment selection process.

06.2. Describe how this information is reported to, considered and documented by the Investment Committee or similar.

Where applicable, we collect information on industry codes, certifications and look into our investments' engagements with their stakeholders. This is incorporated into our due diligence work on direct investments. 

PE 07. Encouraging improvements in investees

07.1. During deal structuring,what is the process for integrating ESG-related considerations into the deal documentation and/or the post-investment action plan?.

If yes

07.2. Describe the nature of these improvements and provide examples (if any) from the reporting year

We have a Governance focused approach and ask for monthly reporting, board packs and regular updates (verbal) to ensure standards are adhered to on an on-going basis. 

07.3. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]

PE 08. ESG issues impact in selection process

08.1. Indicate how ESG issues impacted your private equity investment selection processes during the reporting year.

08.2. Indicate how ESG issues impacted your private equity investment deals during the reporting year.

          No new investments made in the reporting year.

08.3. Additional information. [OPTIONAL]