Through our Responsible Investment Charter, we commit to fulfil our duty as an investment management firm and affirm our conviction that factoring ESG topics into conventional investment approaches leads to more informed decisions, while contributing to a more sustainable economy and society. For us, the rationale behind the integration of ESG topics, in the context of renewable power infrastructure assets such as solar and onshore wind farms, is the conciliation of financial performance and non-financial performance. Our responsible investment charter, thus, identifies key environmental, social, and governance risks and opportunities that are specific to investments in the renewable power infrastructures. Furthermore, as a responsible investor, Conquest will neither invest in assets that do not contribute to climate risks mitigation or adaptation, nor that are of controversial nature (e.g. weapons, gambling and fossil fuel generation).
These ESG risks and opportunities are analyzed and managed through concrete measures in every phase, from pre-investment, to ownership, to exit, of our past, current, and prospective assets, with a clear governance structure. In the best interest of our clients, carrying out due diligence work on material ESG topics helps maximize the risk-adjusted returns and the value of our owned and managed assets. In the pre-investment phase, we conduct a preliminary assessment of the project through a proprietary ESG check-list as well as a thorough ESG technical due diligence, whose results are then integrated in the agenda of the investment committee. If the project is validated, an ESG roadmap is elaborated for regular monitoring of the project's ESG externalities during the ownership phase. Through the ESG roadmap, we actively engage and strive to build constructive working relationships with all the stakeholders of the project. The ESG and impact performance of our portfolio are disclosed and communicated to investors in an annual ESG report. Finally, during the exit phase, Conquest includes a note on ESG in the vendor information memorandum. Depending on the context of the transaction process, the preparation of a vendor ESG due diligence may also be conducted.
We are committed to allocating adequate and sizeable resources to deploy our Responsible Investment Charter in an effective way, including by developing our human capital through training effort of our staff on ESG topics, increasing our accountability towards our clients through effective and transparent reporting practices, engaging with and provide continuous support to portfolio assets, working with external experts during various phases of the investment cycle.
Finally, we constantly strive to improve by inspiring ourselves from market best practices, on-field experience, and internationally recognized standards, and commit to regularly review our Responsible Investment Charter in order to stay ahead of the trends and be proactive in our ESG integration approach.