ESG is in our DNA
As our planet and society faces unprecedented challenges, we see private equity as a force for good.
Doing the right thing has always been part of our makeup. Some call it ESG. We call it our DNA.
This means doing more than simply being good corporate citizens. We are focused on driving positive outcomes across our portfolio, to scale businesses sustainably so that they have a positive impact on society, the environment and the economy alike.
Our role as a sustainable investor allows us to use our expertise and network to inspire, guide and educate mid-market management teams to make ESG improvements which drive financial performance and deliver strong returns.
We’ve been doing it for over a decade and have never looked back.
For a detailed look at how we embed ESG, download our Sustainability Report below:
Why it matters
Doing the right thing and acting sustainably is no longer a nice-to-have. We are in the decisive decade for tackling climate change, making sustainability an existential concern for every business. Consumer and societal expectations around business ethics have also never been higher.
As the regulatory environment strengthens, our focus has always been on thinking beyond compliance, pushing boundaries and improving outcomes – not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it’s a financial imperative.
There is a clear correlation between companies with a high ESG rating and strong financial performance. Our own experience over the last decade has shown us first-hand that improved ESG outcomes contribute to sales growth, talent retention, brand value and strong returns.
Sitting still is not an option if you want to build a profitable business today, with a lasting legacy for tomorrow.
At our 2022 Impact AGM, Georgie Edwards, Principal Consultant at Anthesis, spoke about why ESG matters in her presentation ‘Has the Penny Dropped?’
Building on our award winning ESG strategy we raised a returns focused impact fund in 2017. Through this fund we invest in companies with the intention to create social or environmental change and, importantly, measure and report the change they are creating.