Environment, Social and Governance

We believe that long term profitability is aligned with responsible stewardship.  Environment, health and safety, corporate governance, and community impact are of paramount importance to us.  We work closely with our local management teams to prepare and adopt appropriate plans for each of our platforms. Through pre-investment screening and due diligence, we identify ESG risks and opportunities. We strive to actively monitor and mitigate risks in our portfolio.

View Asper’s Responsible Investment policy here

 

Asper has been a member of GRESB and a participant in GRESB Infrastructure Assessments since 2016.  GRESB is a reporting framework widely recognised as the global leader for ESG assessment and benchmarking of real asset portfolios.

In both the 2017 and 2018 GRESB Infrastructure Assessments, Asper’s funds took the top two places among renewable energy funds in Europe.  This consistent top performance is an achievement we are proud of and is testament to our efforts to constantly improve the ESG performance of our investments.

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Asper has been a signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) since 2018.  The PRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment and works to incorporate ESG factors into their signatories’ investment and ownership decisions in order to enhance returns and better manage risks.

In its first PRI assessment in 2019, Asper scored an A in both the Strategy and Governance and Infrastructure modules.  This was the top Infrastructure module score among firms that became signatories in 2018.  View here Asper’s 2019 Assessment Report and Public Transparency Report.

 


Asper is a member of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC).  IIGCC is a network of more than 170 pension funds, asset managers and other companies, representing over €23 trillion in assets and seeking to take a proactive approach to managing risks and opportunities related to climate change.

 

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