ESG & Responsible Investing
Responsible investing has been an integral part of AIPs investment strategy and way of working since its foundation in 2012. Born out of PKAs 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.
Consistent with this approach, AIP has committed to a number of international ESG standards and principles. AIP is a signatory of the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment (UN PRI), a UN Global Compact participant, and since 2019 a proud member of GRESB Infrastructure.
AIP supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals and in close dialogue with our cornerstone investor PKA, we have chosen to focus on seven of these goals. Finally, PKA is a member of IIGCC – a forum for which Peter Damgaard, the CEO of PKA, is Chairman. For more information on PKAs approach to responsible investing, please see PKAs website.
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 measures in our investment process, including tools for investment selection, analysis, risk management, and decision making. We actively monitor and work with ESG issues in our portfolio assets and, in close cooperation with the boards, 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 actively work to ensure that our investment partners mirror these principles.
Please find below our 2019 Responsible Investment Policy.