We are fully committed to investing our clients' capital in a responsible manner and integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, alongside commercial and financial factors, into our investment due diligence and ownership.
We believe that the integration of material ESG factors into our investment processes is a core part of our fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of our clients and their beneficiaries and has the potential to mitigate investment risk and enhance investment returns.
As a private markets investment manager, we integrate ESG factors throughout the investment process in all investment types (direct, primary and secondary) and asset classes (private equity, private debt, private infrastructure and private real estate). To ensure the systematic integration of ESG factors in this process, we have developed a Responsible Investment Policy and Methodology.
Partners Group’s Responsible Investment Policy highlights two reasons for integrating ESG factors into the investment process:
- Enhance investment returns and protect value for our clients.
- Ensure that the companies and assets in which we invest on behalf of our clients respect, and ideally benefit, their stakeholders, society and the environment.
For each investment opportunity, our investment teams are required to identify and consider the relevant ESG factors during due diligence through our proprietary ESG Due Diligence Assessment. Partners Group's ESG & Sustainability team supports the investment teams in assessing the weight that should be given to these considerations and in identifying potential ESG risks and value creation opportunities.
During ownership, we initiate projects in our portfolio companies and assets to improve their performance in managing ESG factors and integrate reporting on their ESG performance into our annual Corporate Sustainability Report and quarterly client reporting.
Our ESG & Sustainability team
At Partners Group, responsibility for ESG integration is well-embedded within our investment platform and shared by professionals across all teams. Our ESG Due Diligence Assessment is carried out by investment professionals, with findings flagged directly to our investment committees. More detailed ESG work, including our ESG engagements and value creation initiatives with portfolio companies and assets, is led by our dedicated ESG & Sustainability team, based in Asia, Europe and the US. The team sits within, and is supported by, our Industry Value Creation team, comprising over 60 Industry Value Creation and Asset Management specialists. In addition, we draw upon the expertise of our Operating Directors and Entrepreneurial Governance team, as well as several other teams across the firm, to support our ESG engagement activities and further inform our approach to ESG integration.
ESG & Sustainability Europe
ESG & Sustainability Asia
ESG & Sustainability Americas