environmental, social, and governance
Since the firm’s inception, being a responsible global citizen has been an explicit part of our culture.
This has evolved into the written environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policy detailed below.
Consider environmental, public health, safety, and social issues associated with companies when evaluating whether to invest in a particular company or entity, as well as during our ownership period.
Seek to insure a safe and healthy workplace for all employees of invested companies. Pay competitive wages and benefits to employees.
Seek to grow and improve the companies with which we partner for long-term sustainability. Work through appropriate governance structures (e.g., board of directors) of companies with respect to environmental, public health, safety, and social issues, with the goal of improving performance and minimizing any adverse impacts on people and planet.
Respect basic human rights in all that we do and seek to confirm that our investments do not flow to companies that utilize child or forced labor, or maintain discriminatory policies of any kind.
Remain committed to compliance with applicable national, state, and local laws in all countries in which we invest, directly or indirectly. Maintain strict policies that prohibit bribery and other improper payments to public officials consistent with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, similar laws in other countries, and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.