Sustainability and Impact Approach
Integrated approach to sustainability and impact
We adhere to the IFC Performance Standards, an international benchmark for identifying and managing environmental and social risk, when evaluating opportunities and supporting our portfolio to build value.
Our approach focuses on building businesses to both generate a financial outcome and create inclusive growth.
Responsible investment is a central element of our investment strategy and is integrated throughout our investment cycle, from due diligence to exit.
We seek measurable, positive development outcomes from our portfolio. We assist our portfolio companies with the implementation of best practices in areas such as business conduct and environmental sustainability, with a view to adding value, reducing risks and proactively improving ESG performance.
Alignment with Impact Standards
We follow international standards for our impact assessment and measurement.
We believe that strong corporate governance is key to creating lasting value, improving risk management and reducing opportunities for fraud and corruption. We support our companies to implement strong corporate governance systems.
We strive to promote gender equality and women‘s empowerment through our investments and within our group. We use the 2X criteria to assess the gender impact of our companies.
It is our belief that portfolio companies have a responsibility to address climate change to reduce risks and incrementally benefit society on climate. We assess climate risks for all deals, including GHG measurement, while seeking opportunities for improvement.
We ensure our companies implement a commitment to the respect of human rights, integral to their business conduct, and that they never infringe the defined human rights of employees, customers, and all other stakeholders.