Whitehelm Capital (“Whitehelm”) is pleased to announce that we have been admitted as an Infrastructure Fund Manager member of GRESB, the leading global benchmark for assessing ESG performance in Real Assets. The GRESB benchmark (www.gresb.com) scores both participating funds and underlying assets on their ESG performance and facilitates the sharing of knowledge across the industry.
“Over our 21-years of infrastructure investing, sustainability has always been at the heart of Whitehelm’s investment philosophy. We are honoured to become a GRESB Infrastructure member and see this as an important part of our commitment to be responsible investors that set and meet the highest environmental, social and governance standards. We consider ESG transparency and benchmarking to be key elements to further our own investment performance, contribute to GRESB’s vision of Sustainable Real Assets and help raise the standard of the industry as a whole,” said Whitehelm’s Chief Executive, Graham Matthews.
Whitehelm’s GRESB membership further strengthens its approach to responsible investing, which also includes being an official signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI). Whitehelm’s commitment to ESG has recently been evidenced at the annual Global Tank Storage Awards, where Vopak Terminal Eemshaven was awarded winner of the Biggest Commitment to Environmental Protection (click here to view the press release).