Responsible Investment

Responsible investment

Alcentra is committed to being one of the world’s leading proponents of Responsible Investment, implementing the six Principles for Responsible Investment as laid out by the UN PRI

 

Responsible investing is often referred to as Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”), sustainable and or socially responsible investing. In formulating and implementing a responsible investment policy, Alcentra must take into account its responsibilities towards protecting its brand as well as all of its stakeholders, including its clients, shareholders and employees with regard to investment and performance, as well as its position as an agent acting on behalf of these clients.

Alcentra believes that responsibly managed companies are better placed to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage and provide strong long-term growth. As a result, our commitment to implement the six Principles for Responsible Investment and the analysis of E, S and G factors form an integral part of our standard investment process.

As part of our commitment to responsible investing, Alcentra became a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment (“PRI”) in June 2018 and is subject to their reporting standards and requirements.

In January 2020, Alcentra became an official supporter of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (“TCFD”). As supporters, we are proud to publicly advocate for the recommendations set by the TCFD and aim to implement them within our own investment practices.

Community involvement

Community involvement

Alcentra believes that supporting the communities around us is fundamental to good business, and spending our time and money on charitable causes is one way that we do this.

In 2021, Alcentra chose to support three charities whose work contributes to the wider community.

Centrepoint is the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity. Centrepoint provides homeless young people with accommodation, health support and life skills in order to get them back into education, training and employment. Centrepoint want to end youth homelessness by 2037.

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Youthinc is a social enterprise providing a range of mental health services for children, young people and families. Through their unique team and collaborative approaches, they offer multi-disciplinary assessments and ongoing individualised support for young people, organisations, and carers. Youthinc has specialist experience in supporting young people and families who experience difficulties in accessing mental health services.

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The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) takes a bold, innovative and multi-pronged approach to achieve our mission to end hunger here.

GBFB is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. Last year they distributed 98.8 million pounds of nutritious food to people who struggle to have enough to eat. Greater Boston Food Bank are committed to increasing their food distribution to provide three meals a day to every Person in need in Eastern Massachusetts while supporting healthy lives and healthy communities.

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