Building the New,
Sustainably

 

Since Sustainability is so central to our Mission, we always wanted to avoid it becoming a “silo” in our organization, and we have worked hard to deeply integrate our Sustainability approach and goals in all the key parts of the business. Asper’s Sustainability Committee is in charge of delivering our goals; it reports directly to the Board and includes members from our investment team, portfolio management, legal & compliance and investor relations.

Asper strives to integrate sustainability and ESG management practices into day-to-day operations within our firm and our platforms, while engaging with industry stakeholders to promote adoption of sustainability-driven best practices. We have implemented robust ESG governance processes that Asper employs prior to investment and throughout the life of the investment.

Sustainable Development Goals Asper Investment Management
Sustainable Development Goals Asper
Sustainable Development Goals Asper Investment Management

All Asper funds designated as SFDR Article 9 products

In 2021, the EU introduced the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), which aims to increase transparency on sustainability risks and impacts by ensuring that fund managers consider and disclose sustainability risks in their investment processes. It forms part of the EU’s Green Deal, aiming to channel investment towards sustainable activities and assist member states in reaching climate objectives. Under the SFDR, funds are categorised based on their contribution to these sustainable activities. SFDR requires financial market participants to classify their investment funds as Article 6, 8 or 9. The most sustainable category is an Article 9, a so-called Dark Green fund. 

All Asper funds are classified as Article 9 under the SFDR. Asper’s mission to ‘Building the New’ by establishing and growing large-scale sustainable platforms with a meaningful, positive impact on the environment and its communities, strategically aligns with the SFDR. 

External Recognition

Key portfolio Sustainability KPIs for 2022

Meet the Sustainability Committee

Jiska Klein

Senior Sustainability Manager

Emma Tinker

Chief Investment Officer

Luis Quiroga

Head of Investor Relations

Humphrey Edginton

Head of Legal & Compliance

Allister Sykes

Director

Luigi Pettinicchio

Chief Executive Officer

Industry Engagement

Sustainable Development Goals Asper Investment Management
Sustainable Development Goals Asper
Sustainable Development Goals Asper Investment Management

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Asper is supportive of all 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). In support of our mission in ‘Building the New’, and our investment focus, we specifically focus our efforts on Affordable and clean energy, Industry, innovation and infrastructure and Sustainable cities and communities. At the same time, we work towards achieving the broader set of UN SDGs through our business activities and operations, such as implementing best practice health & safety standards and promoting inclusiveness and diversity. We map our impact against those UN SDGs as part of our regular sustainability reporting.

Sustainable Development Goals Asper Investment Management
Sustainable Development Goals Asper
Sustainable Development Goals Asper Investment Management