Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) principles are a vital component of our commitment at Kerogen to doing business the right way. We believe these principles are a central commercial priority. We promote the principles within our portfolio companies to ensure safe working conditions, minimal impact to the environment, and mutual respect in the communities where we operate. We believe that ESG initiatives significantly reduce risk, create long-term value and are a competitive advantage.
Since we formalised our ESG framework in 2014, we have continued to develop and expand our approach to ESG related matters, both internally and with our portfolio companies. As a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (“UNPRI”), we aim to adopt best practices in responsible investing and incorporate ESG into each stage of our investment process.
We recognise that material ESG issues can affect investment performance, and we therefore ensure that these factors are an integral part of our screening, due diligence, decisionmaking and on-going monitoring processes.
We have dedicated significant resources and senior management oversight to our ESG strategy. Our ESG Sub-Committee is chaired by our Executive Board member Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, the former UN Deputy Secretary-General, and the former Administrator of the UN Development
Programme (UNDP), and involves key senior management of the firm.