Our members feel the importance of & responsibility for any possible negative environmental and societal consequences that may result due to investing in certain companies. Therefore our members voted for a proposal allowing GHC to play it’s own part in the ESG-investing trend by carrying the baton forward towards a more inclusive and sustainable future. As a result, ESG guidelines have been written providing an ESG interpretation and subsequent tools members can make use of when forming an investment proposal. Despite this, members maintain the freedom to not adhere to these guidelines if a majority of all members follow the same judgment when forming & voting on investment proposals for GHC. The principal ESG guidelines are based on 2 main commonly used idea's. Namely the following:
1. The exclusion of companies whose activities result in amongst other things nuclear proliferation, severe environmental damage or gross violations of human rights.
2. The exclusion of companies that are independently rated worst in class amongst its industry peers regarding all aspects included in mainstream ESG philosophy.
Greenhill Capital has been able to count on independent external research when conducting analysis about the ESG rapport of any given company. Currently it's fair to say that ESG research has become a cornerstone of all investment proposals for the common porfolio and ongoing review of the companies within the portfolio stays a focus safeguarded by all members.