London, 1 September 2020 – Whitehelm is proud to announce that it has been awarded an A+ rating by the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) for its overall strategy and governance approach to responsible investment.
Wessel Schevernels, Senior Investment Director and Head of ESG at Whitehelm said: “Being awarded an A+ by UNPRI is a great recognition of our continuous approach to Responsible Investing and the many initiatives our team has developed to ensure Environmental, Social and Governance topics are properly observed throughout all stages of our investment strategy. We will continue to work closely with our investors, staff and investee companies to promote ESG in all stages of our investment and ownership cycle”.
Graham Matthews, Chief Executive of Whitehelm said: “Over our more than 22 years of infrastructure investing, Whitehelm has always put sustainability at the heart of its investment philosophy. Effective responsible investment requires application at all levels in our business. From the Board of Directors, through Senior Management and all staff, everyone at Whitehelm sees responsible investment as fundamental to delivering the best outcomes for our investors.”
About Whitehelm Capital
Whitehelm Capital is one of the world’s most experienced, independently owned infrastructure managers with an outstanding track-record spanning over 22 years. Since inception, the company has made over €6.6 billion in direct infrastructure debt and equity investments and currently has in excess of €3.4 billion of funds under management. We are a long-term investor, partnering with clients to invest in true infrastructure assets that protect real investment value, while providing predictable cash returns. This is achieved by investing in assets with clear and measurable cash flows and adding value through active asset management. For more information, visit www.whitehelmcapital.com