Contact PersonSustainable Investment Team
DescriptionGresham House plc (GHE.LN) is a London Stock Exchange-quoted specialist asset manager providing funds, direct investments and tailored investment solutions, including co-investment, across a range of differentiated alternative investment strategies. We focus on five areas of alternative investments - Forestry, New Energy, Housing and Infrastructure, Public and Private Equity - across two divisions, Real Assets and Strategic Equity. As of 31 December 2019, the firm manages £2.8bn in assets under management on behalf of institutions, family offices, high-net-worth individuals, charities, endowments and private individuals with the objective of helping them achieve their financial goals. The Group’s aim is to build a leading specialist alternative asset management firm that delivers long-term value to shareholders and clients through superior and attractive returns underpinned by long-term alignment. Gresham House is committed to operating responsibly and sustainably and believes taking the long view in delivering sustainable investment solutions will continue to be a growing factor in the strength of our market positioning.ApproachOur business mission is: To deliver strong, consistent financial performance in alternative investments and align ourselves to our clients’ and shareholders’ longterm objectives. Our definition of sustainable investment is: Investment that proactively manages a full range of risks and seeks to make a positive social, economic or environmental impact whilst delivering strong financial returns. We believe our commitment to Integrating sustainable investment practices across our strategies has a clear fit with making an active contribution to the sustainability agenda at a global, local and asset level over the long term. GH commitments: 1. Take steps to consult and understand the views, concerns and ambitions of our stakeholders in seeking sustainable outcomes from the investments we are involved in. 2. Integrate Environmental, Social, Governance and Economic benefit considerations into our selection, evaluation, governance and engagement processes across the lifecycle of each investment. We drive rigour and consistency in this by applying our sustainable investment framework (please see next page) and system, including clearly defined processes and expert tools and methods. 3. Ensure our team understands the imperative for effective ESG management and is empowered and equipped to carry this out through management support and training. 4. Conduct regular monitoring of ESG risks, opportunities and performance in our investments and over time, reporting to our investors. 5.Conduct our business activities in line with the UN supported Principles for Responsible Investment, including an annual report of our progress towards implementation.