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Responsible Investment Policy

Sustainable Value

At Abac Capital, we acknowledge that our investment decisions impact the life of the Fund’s portfolio companies, their employees, and communities. Thus, since inception, sustainability and a strong culture of citizenship underpin the way we conduct business.

Our purpose is to “create sustainable value in our businesses and communities”. The Abac Funds aspire to achieve positive externalities, creating better sustainable companies that will outlast Abac’s ownership, deliver sustainable returns and positively impact their surrounding communities.

 

Consideration of Sustainability Adverse Impacts

At Abac, we acknowledge sustainability factors are likely to influence the financial performance of our portfolio and have external impacts on our surrounding communities. We, therefore, strive to advance sustainable practices at our portfolio through active ownership and drive long-term value creation.

Our investment policies and processes are designed to integrate sustainability risks as well as identify and prioritise principal adverse impacts on sustainability factors throughout the investment cycle based on the analysis of a wide set of KPIs.

ESG KPIs monitor, among others, the following characteristics of the potential investment: Energy consumption and emissions, water consumption, fossil fuel consumption, packaging and waste management, supply chain ESG management, social and employee matters, and the implementation of governance policies.

 

Our public commitments

B Corporation
Certified B Corporation

In February 2021, Abac certified as a B Corporation. B Corps are organisations that meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Abac will implement the B Corp tool for the underlying portfolio companies in order to ensure strategies and targets are aligned with ESG best practices for each industry. We are proud to be now part of a community envisioning a global economy that uses business as a force for good.

The UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
Signatory

Abac Solutions Manager is a signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and is committed to its six Principles. Since 2016, we annually report our responsible investment practices to the organisation and have obtained a maximum score of A+ in our 2020 Assessment.
For more information you can access our public Transparency Report here.

The United Nations Global Compact Initiative
Signatory

Abac and portfolio companies are signatory members of the United Nations Global Compact Initiative, are committed to its ten principles and continuously work to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In April 2020, Abac was appointed as a Bronze Signatory member in recognition of our effort to onboard portfolio companies to the initiative.

The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures
Supporter

We are supporters of the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures which was established by the Financial Stability Board to improve disclosure on climate-related risks and opportunities.

 

Annual Sustainability Report

Our annual Sustainability Report gives detailed account of the Firm and the portfolio’s ESG and Sustainability endeavours.