ESG portfolio Due diligence and action plan
An important part of understanding our portfolio companies’ ESG performance is through data collection. As such, our ESG Framework is distributed annually to gather portfolio data, enabling us to track and report progress and provide relevant guidance to companies. We have also developed a Sustainability Toolkit which contains proprietary tools and resources, such as corporate policy templates, as well as publicly available content and best practice guidance for alignment to external standards and frameworks. This has been supplied to portfolio companies in order to overcome barriers to improving their ESG performance.
We recognise the importance of supporting our portfolio companies through educational means in order to build awareness of the ever-changing industry expectations and best practice guidance. As part of this, we hosted two portfolio engagement events this year in collaboration with external advisers detailing specific ESG challenges and opportunity areas most material to our portfolio. These included a session focused on building an inclusive hiring process, led by FairHQ and a governance-focused webinar in partnership with Gowling WLG.