ESG & Responsible Investing
Responsible investing has been an integral part of AIP’s investment strategy and way of working since its foundation in 2012. Born out of PKA’s long-standing commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its investments, AIP has consistently had an active approach to responsible investing and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters. Today, with PKA, PenSam, the consortium of Swiss institutional investors and Storebrand as investors, this approach continues to be high on AIP’s agenda.
Since AIP’s establishment as an independent investment manager in 2018, we have reconfirmed our commitments to a number of international ESG standards and principles. AIP is today a signatory of the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment (UN PRI) and UN Global Compact, a proud member of GRESB Infrastructure, a supporter of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and a member of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC). AIP also supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including by way of focusing on the following 7 goals:
The inherent societal importance of energy and infrastructure assets makes ESG an imperative component for AIP when investing in and managing such assets. We believe that a strong focus on responsible investing and ESG will create long-term value for our investors. Consequently, we have integrated a range of ESG principles and valuations throughout all stages of our investment process; from initial screening and investment analysis, during due diligence, negotiation and closing of transaction, and thereafter in the asset management phase. We actively monitor and work with ESG issues in our portfolio assets and, in close cooperation with our co-investors and operating partners, we continuously strive to improve ESG performance metrics alongside traditional financial performance. At AIP, we advocate a strong awareness of ESG topics amongst our employees and make every effort to ensure our investment partners mirror these principles as well.
Read more about our compliance with the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation