Pemberton is a responsible investor with a proactive and innovative approach to ESG.
We believe environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are fundamental in achieving long-term value for our Limited Partners and stronger and more profitable growth for our portfolio companies. Pemberton became a signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) in July 2018 and has formally implemented an internal ESG policy. Our investment approach incorporates negative screening, ESG-specific due diligence, ongoing monitoring, an Ethics Committee, and an ESG Questionnaire. We actively encourage our portfolio companies to implement ESG guidelines and processes and have introduced financial incentives for borrowers to further strengthen their commitments to ESG.
We see ourselves as stewards of responsible investment, supporting our borrowers and private equity sponsors in building value through sustainable growth. ESG criteria are a key part of that stewardship responsibility, and we are committed to furthering the interests of our Limited Partners and the private debt community in this area.
As part of the firm’s commitment to corporate sustainability, all employees receive ESG training to ensure they understand the importance of ESG, our commitment to the UNPRI charter and the environmental and social impact we can make together as an organisation. To this end, we are proud to be carbon neutral firm. In partnership with EcoAct, we have offset our carbon emissions for the 2019 reporting year through the Orinoco Climate Reforestation Project in Columbia. We will continue to work with EcoAct to offset our carbon emissions each year going forward, and to put in place initiatives that will reduce our emissions.
Corporate and social responsibility
Supporting the wider communities in which we operate is very important to us. We primarily do this through an outreach programme led by one of our Partners.
We encourage all employees to contribute their ideas and their time to this programme or other important initiatives that they believe in.
Socially responsible investing
Pemberton is a responsible investor, supporting our borrowers as they build value through sustainable growth. We aim to act with integrity at all times and value long-term relationships built on trust.
We support our borrowers to become stronger and more profitable. In turn, that generates stable and attractive returns for our investors.
We are also concerned with how the companies in which we invest engage with their employees, suppliers, local communities, the environment – and society as a whole.
Diversity and inclusion
We understand the importance of fostering an inclusive culture that celebrates diversity in all its forms and respects and fairly values the unique contribution of all employees.
We aspire to build a business that brings together people from different backgrounds and experiences, ensuring diversity of people and of thought. As a business operating in multiple markets on a global basis, we are committed to building a workforce that reflects the highly diverse nature of our investors, borrowers and partners.
We believe it is socially and commercially imperative to ensure the rich diversity of available talent in society is represented in our business.
We have designed our recruitment and development activities to ensure that all of our employees feel engaged and empowered to fulfil their potential. Ultimately that is how we deliver the best possible results for our investors and borrowers.