Investing for the long term means looking at the complete picture, including the impact of material environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors on investments we make, especially considering these can be more pronounced in emerging markets. Our vision is to ensure that Capital Group Private Markets is not only seen as a safe pair of hands in generating market leading investment returns in a responsible manner, but also in supporting its investee companies to contribute positively to sustainability issues in their local markets and communities. Furthermore, we believe appropriate consideration of governance, human, social, and natural capital issues through our investment lifecycle can positively impact long term returns for our investors.
We fully integrate a careful assessment of ESG risks and opportunities into our investment process and into the responsibilities of our investment team. Our ESG Coordination Team – led by Guilherme Lins and including senior investor relations, operations and risk professionals – maintains responsibility for setting and maintaining consistent standards, managing training and relevant resources, and coordinating reporting and communications.
Our investment strategy of backing strong management teams and market-leading franchises in global emerging markets, often as a minority investor with significant influence, allows us to prioritize and assess potential ESG opportunities while managing various risks and challenges.
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