Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues have an impact on the communities in which we and our portfolio investments operate. GI Partners believes that incorporating ESG-related principles throughout the investment lifecycle across all our strategies and our firm’s operations supports our mission of building long-term value for all our stakeholders.
Our approach to ESG is rooted in our firm’s Operating Principles, investment philosophy, and the trust placed in us by our partners. Our Operating Principles provide a framework for the shared values and responsible business practices that our employees are expected to follow. Our investment philosophy is based on building long-term value driven by sustainable value creation. We believe that engaging with a well-defined set of investment criteria, which includes ESG considerations, mitigates risk, and helps us build long-term value for our stakeholders across our investment strategies. Finally, we are committed to being responsible stewards of the capital entrusted to us by our investors and will endeavor to support our shared ESG objectives.
Since 2018, we have been a proud signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment and are guided by their six Principles in the approach we take to managing ESG issues. In 2021, we issued our inaugural ESG Annual Report in which we outlined our progress to date and our goals for the upcoming year.