We acknowledge that every portfolio company is different and take the time to understand their environmental, social and governance (ESG) approach, so that we can support them in achieving their sustainability ambitions.
We engage with management teams on specific sustainability topics, and use these to build lasting value across the portfolio.
We have been conducting our Annual ESG survey since 2015, seeking to engage with our portfolio companies and understand the ways in which they are managing ESG issues. Our Annual ESG survey includes questions on risk assessment and management, governance, environmental management, climate change, and social performance.
European Corporate and Asia Pacific Corporate portfolio companies
Corporate strategies ESG survey highlights
- 36 portfolio companies across the European and Asia Pacific Corporate portfolio were surveyed in 2021 (32 in 2020)
- 100% response rate in both years’ surveys
- Highlights of the results are included below
47% (2020: 41%) have at least one female director on the board
64% (2020: 48%) have initiatives or targets to improve diversity
61% (2020: 42%) have assigned Board or management responsibility for climate change
67% (2020: 55%) have set climate change or energy related objectives and targets
58% (2020: 39%) have assessed the business risks and opportunities associated with climate change
61% (2020: 32%) assess their carbon
100% (2020: 87%) have ESG responsibility assigned
81% (2020: 77%) have ESG KPIs and targets set