Responsible investing is core to Deerpath’s investment strategy and is integrated into our investment process from origination to exit. We believe that a number of facets of responsible investing help us generate strong returns for our investors.
An essential part of our long-term investment strategy within our portfolio is assessing the impact of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues and opportunities. In 2016, we developed and implemented an official ESG policy making a public commitment to formally incorporate the consideration of sustainability risks and opportunities into our decision-making process. In 2017, we became a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI).
Deerpath’s ESG Procedures
1. Excluded Industry Screening
2. ESG Due Diligence
3. ESG Engagement
4. Borrower/Data Tracking
Our Responsible Investing Approach
Responsible investing is core to our investment strategy, with ESG diligence comprising a regular part of our credit analysis.
We have put considerable effort into improving our ESG capabilities as we look to meet the increasing ESG requirements of investors.
ESG Committee – Comprised of Senior Deerpath team members to oversee our ESG procedures
Specialist ESG Advisor – We work with a specialist ESG advisor to help continually strengthen our responsible investing practices
Investment Team – Our ESG Diligence review is completed by the Investment Team for all new investments and add-ons
Portfolio Monitoring – We are committed to responsible investment throughout the
lifecycle of an investment