EF is committed to environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) and embeds these considerations into investment processes, decision making and ownership practices which are clearly defined and documented.
Our Investment Committee is presided over by our Chief Executive Officer and their mandate is to develop a global approach to investment issues which takes into consideration controversial sectors from a reputational risk viewpoint through the rejection of investment in items such as weapons as well as taking a wider view of ESG issues in investments processes, from a performance and risk management perspective. Among other initiatives, under development is EF’s comprehensive responsible investment strategy to include being a resource for the companies we create as well as providing reporting to our investors on the ESG breakdown of our investment portfolio.
EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation
The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (”SFDR” or “the Regulation”) applied from 10 March 2021. The Regulation requires financial market participants and/or financial advisers such as Entrepreneur First (the “firm”) to provide information to investors with regards to the integration of sustainability risks, the consideration of adverse sustainability impacts, the promotion of environmental or social characteristics, and sustainable investment. Set out below are the following website disclosure requirements contained in the Regulation:
Sustainability Risk Policy (Article 3) – please see here.
Principal Adverse Sustainability Impacts Statement (Article 4) – please see here.
Remuneration Policy – Sustainability Risks (Article 5) – please see here.
A ‘sustainability risk’ means an environmental, social or governance event or condition that, if it occurs, could cause an actual or a potential material negative impact on the value of the investment.