HitecVision believes that by placing sustainability – including environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues – at the core of everything we do, we can improve the performance of our portfolio companies as well as the alignment between investors and society at large. HitecVision is a signatory of the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment and the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative.
Within the spectrum of responsible investing activities, we distinguish between two different types of engagement:
HitecVision believes that having a strong focus on ESG and sustainability issues, both in selecting investments and when working with our portfolio companies, is critical to our long-term success as a private equity investor. We are convinced that in this respect, the interests of our investors are aligned with those of our portfolio companies, their employees, customers and the communities in which they operate. We believe that our Responsible Investment Policy is value creating, as performance on these issues increasingly has a direct impact on the financial risks and returns of HitecVision, our portfolio companies and our investors.
HitecVision and its portfolio companies are involved with a number of charities and social enterprises. Unlike our ESG initiatives, the work we do in the CSR arena is primarily driven by the social, community and philanthropic impact it generates rather than any commercial imperative. Wherever possible we seek to align some of our philanthropic activities with those undertaken within our portfolio.