Environmental, Social and Governance Considerations (ESG)
We have always encouraged responsible business conduct, environmental stewardship and social responsibility throughout our own business and in our portfolio companies. We constantly strive to ensure that these businesses operate to the highest legal and ethical standards.
We believe that a focus on good management of environmental, social and governance considerations and ethical conduct is an integral part of good risk management and underpins sound long-term business performance. In turn, we believe that failure to manage the risks inherent in these issues has the potential to adversely affect our investments, carries reputational and regulatory risk and can affect the saleability and value of a portfolio asset on exit.
Therefore our investment ethos is predicated on the view that effective management of ESG matters is not only “the right thing to do” but can also beneficially influence the value of the investments we make.
Primary is a signatory to the UN Principles of Responsible Investment, the world's leading proponent of responsible investment.