Australis Partners is committed to executing the investment objective of each of its clients in a responsible manner. As a responsible investor, we foster the proactive consideration of environmental, social and corporate governance (“ESG”) factors in our investment research and decision making processes alongside financial, commercial, and strategic considerations.
Our ESG policy adopts the International Finance Corporation’s performance standards, an internationally recognized benchmark for environmental, social and governance risk management. Assessment of the performance standards is firmly integrated into Australis Partners’ investment analysis from the initial screening until exit with the aim of improving portfolio performance.
Australis Partners believes that ESG factors can impact all of our stakeholders, including our clients, portfolio partners and the communities where we operate. Experience has taught us that diligent ESG risk management will lead to better-informed investment decisions and, ultimately, enhanced returns.