ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE
Sustainability practices are part of our core business strategy.
We believe that an increased level of diversity in perspectives across our firm will drive greater outcomes for our investments and, ultimately higher returns for our investors.
Our Approach to Incorporating ESG in Our Investment Process
During pre-investment due diligence, AS Equity Partners leverages an ESG framework to analyze ESG risks and opportunities.
- Conduct an in-depth assessment of the material ESG factors in company’s industry, ESG approach, business conduct, potential risks and opportunities
- Identify ESG-related value creation opportunities
OWNERSHIP VALUE CREATION
ESG Due-diligence findings are integrated into value creation plan.
- Collaborate with the portfolio company’s leadership team to create ESG transformation plan
- Provide ESG reporting framework, toolkit and hands-on support for ESG plans to ensure policies and processes are designed to mitigate risks
MONITOR & TRACK
Accelerate ESG transformation through data-driven measures and reporting.
- Deploy dedicated ESG leadership and resources
- Conduct annual ESG assessment to review progress on the ESG program and determine ESG program maturity
- Discuss ESG initiatives during board meetings
Companies with strong ESG performance are more appealing to buyers, resulting in higher multiples and returns for investors.
- Quantify, document and monitor ESG value creation performance data
- Integrate ESG transformation and value creation performance into the equity story