BC Partners views environmental, social and governance factors as important for making sound investment decisions. Long considered as part of its activities, BC Partners has formalised its commitment to high standards in its own ESG Policy. The policy sets out the significance of ESG factors in relation to its investors, portfolio companies, employees and other stakeholders. As an investor, BC Partners aims to grow and improve performance as well as minimise risk in areas relevant to the long-term sustainability of each business in its investment portfolio.
Since March 2009, BC Partners has been a signatory of the United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investment (http://www.unpri.org). The Principles for Responsible Investment provide a voluntary framework to managers for incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into their mainstream investment decision-making and ownership practices.