Responsible Investor

When signing the UN Principles for Responsible Investment in October 2012, G Square subscribed to the ten principles of the UN Global Compact:

Human Rights

  1. Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
  2. Make sure that they are not complicit in human right abuses.
    Labour
  3. Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
  4. The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
  5. The effective abolition of child labour; The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Environment 

6. Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;

7. Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility;

8. Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Anti-corruption

9. Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Anti-Corrruption

10. G Square have defined and implemented an ESG policy both for its own operations and for the management of the funds.

One portfolio company decided to install beehives

G Square actively implement the six Principles for Responsible Investment in its practice:

  • Principle 1: We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
  • Principle 2: We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
  • Principle 3: We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
  • Principle 4: We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
  • Principle 5: We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
  • Principle 6: We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.

G Square portfolio company design their own bespoke ESG policy: they select the priorities and indicators the most relevant to their business, and implement an action plan which ensures continuous progress on these dimensions

Fundacion SARQuavitae receives four awards for its social achievements from Fundacion Mundo Cuidad in 2016