As a long-term investor, South Suez recognises the importance of sustainable investing and is committed to promoting sound ESG management practices within its portfolio. Poor ESG management can have substantial negative effects on the financial performance and viability of a business, both in terms of actual operations or through damage to its brand or reputation. Conversely, thoughtful and well-implemented ESG management can enhance profitability and create significant value for investors and stakeholders. South Suez has therefore developed a comprehensive policy on responsible investing that addresses identification, analysis and management of potential ESG risks and opportunities, both before investment and post-investment.
South Suez incorporates ESG issues into its due diligence and decision-making processes.
South Suez will only invest with fund managers that have ESG policies that are in line with the key standards set by the UNPRI.
South Suez will require fund managers to comply at minimum with the legal regulatory requirements in the jurisdictions in which they operate and to work towards relevant international best practice standards.
South Suez will require appropriate disclosure of all ESG considerations by the underlying funds in which it invests.