At Partners Group, we aim to create sustainable returns with lasting, positive impact for all our stakeholders. Appropriately considering ESG topics is a key enabler to creating value for our investments, allowing us to act on ESG opportunities and mitigate ESG risks.
Our ESG vision
Our ESG vision is to maintain our global leadership position in building sustainable businesses. We will act as a role model in responsible investing and continuously raise ESG standards for our industry. We will operate as a sustainable business ourselves and outperform public markets ownership by building sustainable businesses in our portfolio through our entrepreneurial governance approach.
Our ESG objectives
We work to achieve our vision by pursuing three key objectives:
- Embed ESG into the strategy, direction and goals of our portfolio companies: We create value through impactful engagements with our portfolio companies on the most material topics for their business, as well as on topics of high importance to our stakeholders, such as diversity & inclusion and climate change. ESG is a powerful tool for a transformative investor; we increase our assets' value by considering ESG risks and capitalizing on opportunities, and we have an impact that goes beyond our ownership period.
- Hold ourselves and our investment partners accountable by creating transparency throughout our investment process: We care for and earn the trust of our stakeholders by being reliable and transparent about both our successes and shortcomings. We are a role model in ESG reporting, and we have robust metrics to demonstrate the depth and coverage of our engagements in an assurable manner, as well as compelling case studies throughout our portfolio. We only entrust our clients' capital to managers whose principles align with ours.
- Establish ourselves as a leader in integrating and quantifying impact in our process: We drive the development of impact management in our industry and expand its values across private markets/portfolio companies, not only focusing on products and services but also including the positive impact of ESG projects. We leverage our expertise to create bespoke solutions for our clients who want to invest their resources to drive positive social and environmental impact.
Our ESG strategy
We translate our vision and objectives into action by using our governance rights to work with portfolio companies on those areas where ESG is best positioned to add and protect value. Furthermore, we continuously develop tools and processes that ensure a systematic and scalable approach.
Our ESG strategy is anchored in our ESG & Sustainability Directive, which describes our overall approach to responsible investment, including how we integrate material environmental, social and governance factors, alongside commercial and financial considerations, into our sourcing, due diligence and ownership practices across all of the asset classes in which we invest.