At Abac Solutions we acknowledge that our investment decisions impact the life of our portfolio companies, our employees and our communities.
We have a fiduciary duty, and we are committed to the utmost ethical behavior. This is a key success factor for our reputation as partners of choice. Thus, since our birth, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is at the heart of our CSR policy.
Abac Solutions is also UNPRI (the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment) signatory.
Environmental, Social and Governance, ESG
We consider environmental, public health, safety, and social issues associated when investing in a particular company.
We strive to grow and improve the companies in which we invest for long-term sustainability.
We seek to engage with all relevant stakeholders either directly or through representatives of our portfolio companies.
We implement appropriate reporting, auditing, compensation and governance structures in our portfolio companies with the goal of improving performance, aligning interests and minimizing risks.
Our portfolio companies and ourselves are committed to comply with applicable labor laws in the countries in which we operate.
We keep strict policies that prohibit bribery and other improper payments to public officials consistent with the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.
We provide appropriate information to our limited partners on ESG matters, and we will continue to foster transparency about our activities.
As institutional investors, we have a duty to act in the best long-term interests of our beneficiaries. In this fiduciary role, we believe that environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) issues can affect the performance of investment portfolios (to varying degrees across companies, sectors, regions and asset classes over time). Since inception, we are signatories of the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment (UNPRI) and acknowledge that they help us better align investors and social objectives. Therefore, where consistent with our fiduciary responsibilities, we commit to the following Principles:
Principle 1: We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes
Principle 2: We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices
Principle 3: We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest
Principle 4: We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry
Principle 5: We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles
Principle 6: We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles