GI Partners understands that Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues have an impact on the communities in which we and our portfolio investments operate. We believe that incorporating ESG related-issues throughout our firm operations and investment cycle is not only the right thing to do, but also supports our firm’s mission of building long-term value for our stakeholders.
Our commitment to ESG is rooted in our firm’s Operating Principles, investment philosophy, and the trust placed in us by our limited partners. Our Operating Principles provide a framework for the shared values and responsible business practices that all of our employees are expected to follow. Our investment philosophy is based on building long-term value, driven by sustainable growth. We believe that engaging with a broad set of investment criteria, which fundamentally includes ESG considerations, mitigates risk and helps us build long-term value for our stakeholders across our private equity and real estate investment strategies. Finally, we are committed to being responsible stewards of the capital committed to us by our investors, which encompass some of the largest domestic public pension and sovereign wealth funds in the world representing more than 50 million pensioners globally. We are humbled by the trust placed with us and act in accordance with our Operating Principles in order to generate superior risk-adjusted returns for our investors.