RoundShield understands that its investments and actions have an impact on the environment and the people and communities in which we operate.
All of our investments are assessed against a range of criteria to account for any potentially negative impact as part of our due diligence process, starting with the sector we’re investing in. This precludes investments in the tobacco or arms industries, or in any business that engages in illegal activity.
We recognise that environmental, social and governance issues can directly impact investment risk and performance. To ensure we mitigate these risks, RoundShield looks to assess the quality of our partners’ own management of ESG considerations and, following any investment, will look to encourage and support improvement in this area.
RoundShield’s ESG Committee is committed to promoting best practice on these material considerations, and sets the RoundShield’s ESG policy and strategy. We also work with an external ESG consultancy firm which supports our ongoing efforts to map the evolving ESG landscape and to create a long-term, sustainable approach to guide our investment activities.
RoundShield also acknowledges its own responsibilities as an employer and promotes a positive working environment for all of its staff as part of its commitment to continuous improvement in its working practices. RoundShield provides flexible work arrangements for its employees with the optionality of working from any of our office locations. We believe this also gives us local presence with international reach.
The firm strives to minimise its own direct environmental impact by reducing waste and increasing recycling, supporting green transport options for staff, reducing energy consumption across our sites, and by operating paperless offices.
RoundShield is a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (“PRI”). The PRI is recognized as the leading global network for investors committed to integrating environmental, social and governance considerations into their decision making.
Launched in 2006, the PRI now includes over 3,600 signatories consisting of asset owners, investment managers and service providers. The group’s six principles help members incorporate ESG and sustainability issues into long-term investment decisions
A proud supporter of Level 20 and 100 Women in Finance
We are delighted to be a supporter of Level 20, a not-for-profit organisation established to inspire women to join and succeed in the private equity industry.
We also support 100 Women in Finance, an organisation committed to empowering women in finance to achieve their professional potential at every stage of their career.
Our firm’s engagement with these activities is led by our internal Level 20 Ambassador and 100 Women in Finance member, Kristina Kuhnke Denaro.