Actis is an emerging market focussed private equity firm with around US$6.5 billion of assets under management. Investing exclusively in Asia, Africa and Latin America, Actis is recognised as a leader in responsible investment with a rigorous approach to managing environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
Brite Green has worked with Actis to support their ESG reporting at both the fund and investment level, and provided expert resource to support the environmental and social management of their investments.
Responsible investment reporting and management
Responsible investment at Actis is critical to their investment approach, not only because of their focus on emerging markets, but also because they recognise the opportunity to create additional value through good environment, social and governance practices.
As such, Actis reports on their responsible investment practices and performance, and have well developed processes that integrate ESG across the investment cycle, from investment screening to exit.
ESG reporting at the fund level
Brite Green worked with Actis to report their responsible investment performance to stakeholders. We produced reports for their Limited Partners (investors) on specific issues of interest, such as development impact, and prepared more general responsible investment reports for the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and the UN Principles of Responsible Investment (UNPRI).
As part of this support, Brite Green worked with Actis to improve data collection and reporting processes within their portfolio companies. This ensured Actis was able to report the most accurate and up-to-date information on investee companies to investors.
Investment ESG management
Brite Green also provided specialist support to Actis to manage environmental, social and governance issues at the fund level. Supporting their in-house Responsible Investment team, we worked closely with the deal teams in the UK and across the world to provide technical advice and support on how best to manage material sustainability and governance issues for the funds.
This included overseeing and interpreting the results of ESG due-diligence processes, preparing investment committee risk and opportunity reports, managing day to day ESG issues from investee companies, and producing detailed tracking reports on ESG performance of investee companies for fund managers.
"Brite Green were quick to understand the Actis culture and were able to provide valuable support across our ESG function"
Mark Goldsmith, Director - Responsible Investment, Actis.
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