Our ESG Investing Framework
At Partners Group, we aim to hold ourselves to the highest standards of ESG and sustainability by making them an integral part of our transformational investing strategy. We combine a traditional ESG approach through stewardship for non-controlled investments with a strategic ESG approach through active ownership for controlled investments.
We integrate sustainability into our sourcing and due diligence process. Our thematic investment approach, which includes a focus on sustainability giga themes such as decarbonization, guides our investment professionals in their sourcing efforts. As a responsible investor, we are committed to investing in companies and assets that are aligned with our values, and we avoid investing in certain sectors as described in our avoidance list in our ESG & Sustainability Directive.
Furthermore, we believe that, as an active owner, we have the unique opportunity, and also the responsibility, to go beyond exclusion criteria by driving change within our investments. Our governance rights and our expertise allow us to adopt a strategic ESG approach that enables us to enhance and, in select cases, even transform our controlled portfolio companies. As active owners, we therefore not only mitigate risks to protect value, but also seek to create value by building more sustainable businesses.
Our ESG & Sustainability Directive
Our ESG Investing Framework 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.