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, responsible investment and the analysis of E, S and G factors forms 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.