Throughout our history of infrastructure investing, Whitehelm’s investment philosophy has consistently focused on sustainable and customised investment strategies for our clients.
This is underpinned by an active approach to Responsible Investment and addressing Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) issues.
The long-term, capital intensive nature of infrastructure assets means that the incorporation of ESG considerations is a critical component of protecting and increasing value. Whitehelm’s focus on these issues permeates each step of our investment process from acquisition through to divestment and includes actively working with our portfolio companies to disseminate these beliefs.
Our Responsible Investment Code defines seven principles that Whitehelm abides by. These include that Whitehelm will:
- Strengthen awareness of environmental, social and governance issues in its culture and process, investment analyses and activities, aiming at reinforcing the practice of responsible investment.
- Ensure that ESG issues are, prior to the investment being undertaken, manageable through adequate procedures and, after the investment, monitored to reduce risks and maximize compliance with Whitehelm’s standards.