Responsible Investment Governance

Our responsible investment efforts are guided by a Private Equity ESG Policy, with a cross-functional team of professionals managing our responsible investment strategy and its implementation across all relevant asset classes. We also draw on the experience and insights of internal subject matter experts and external advisors.

In addition to being guided by our policy and team, we endorse relevant private equity industry guidelines for responsible investing. In 2009, we became a signatory to the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and helped to develop Guidelines for Responsible Investment as a member of the American Investment Council (formerly the Private Equity Growth Capital Council). We are actively involved with both organizations and continue to use these frameworks to help guide and align our efforts.

Management

Provide oversight of responsible investing strategy, with direct supervision over integration into the Firm's business priorities; the management team is updated regularly by the Gobal Head of Public Affairs.

Global

Set strategy for responsible investing; help the firm and portfolio company leadership address risks and opportunities related to management of ESG and reputational issues

Regional

Focus on regional regulatory affairs, public policy, stakeholder engagement, and communications to manage ESG opportunities and risks in their respective areas

Subject Matter Experts

Engage pre-investment and during management to advise on a range of issues from key governance considerations to operational efficiencies and geopolitical risks to macroeconomic trends