bd-capital believes that integrating ESG considerations into its business and that of its portfolio companies is crucial to delivering long term value to its investors and to society. bd-capital carefully considers and includes ESG considerations in all stages of its investment process. As a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investments (the “UNPRI”), bd-capital is committed to certain principles including, that it will: (i) incorporate ESG issues into its investment analysis and decision making processes; (ii) be an active owner and incorporate ESG issues into its ownership policies and practices; (iii) seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by portfolio companies; (iv) promote acceptance and implementation of the UNPRI within the wider investment industry; (v) work with others in the industry to enhance effectiveness in implementing the UNPRI; and (vi) report on its activities and progress towards implementing the UNPRI.
bd-capital’s ESG commitment includes three key areas:
1. Origination and due diligence
2. Portfolio monitoring
In addition bd-capital is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investments (the “UNPRI”), and is committed to adhering to the UNPRI principles.
The consideration of ESG risks by employees is important in the advancement of a career at bd-capital. bd-capital is keen to ensure that all employees are fully aligned with the bd-capital ESG Commitment and adherence to such policy will be considered in every individual’s performance assessments. Such performance assessments will be linked to and impact the remuneration of employees.
bd-capital does not currently consider the adverse impacts of investment decisions on sustainability factors within the meaning of the Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation (the "SFDR"). While ESG considerations are integrated into bd-capital’s investment process as outlined in the bd-capital ESG Commitment, the detailed rules underlying the SFDR will require bd-capital to ascertain the availability of the data expected to be reported under the new requirements of the SFDR. As such, the position will continue to be monitored and reviewed by bd-capital as the underlying rules are finalised.
The disclosures above are in accordance with regulation (EU) 2019/2088 relating to Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation (the SFDR).