EMK Capital believes strongly in the principles of responsible investing, with a focus on ensuring high environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards across our portfolio and operations. We believe that improving ESG performance in our portfolio companies will lead to enhanced value creation by helping to capture opportunity and avoid risks that occur at the intersection of sustainability and commerciality.
As a commitment to our stakeholders and the communities in which EMK Capital and its portfolio companies operate, we have adopted a Responsible Investing policy based on the UN Global Compact and the Principles for Responsible Investment.
ESG in Practice
An evaluation of a potential target’s ESG opportunities/risks is integrated as part of our overall due diligence and deal evaluation process. Following acquisition and together with senior management of our portfolio companies, we undertake a range of ESG initiatives across the portfolio with specific targets and focus areas tailored to each individual company and its situation.
This process includes ensuring compliance with a set of minimum criteria that each company must adhere to, as well as measuring and reporting on a number of company-specific ESG targets/metrics with a view to gradually improving performance.
Partnership with The Global Fund for Children
EMK Capital is proud to be a partner of The Global Fund for Children, the global charitable organisation that helps children learn, grow and thrive, no matter what their circumstances.
The Global Fund for Children finds community-based organisations around the world that are changing children’s lives and helps them grow through a combination of funding, management support and training.
Each year The Global Fund for Children partners with more than 200 grassroots organisations in over 50 countries. Since 1997, it has invested approximately £30 million in nearly 700 organisations across 79 countries – improving the lives of more than 10 million children worldwide.