Proactive specialist asset management
We provide venture, private equity or debt finance to regional businesses with growth ambition.
That is as much a representation of our core values, which focus on generating long-term growth and a positive social impact, as it is a financial return motivation.
We believe this is the right thing to do and it is critical to the future of our business. We believe that:
Responsible investment reduces exposure to risk and identifies opportunities to create value
Hear from the Chair of our Responsible Investment Committee, Jill Williams, outlining why ESG plays an important role in both the operational running of companies as well as in the investment decisions we make every day.
We incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors while building and managing our portfolio to better identify and manage risk, in addition to creating value and generating sustainable, long-term returns.
A Responsible Investment Committee has been established which shapes and monitors our compliance with ESG policies, and includes both senior leadership and representatives from all areas of the business to ensure that all internal and external stakeholders are represented.
We encourage input from all Mercia employees to ensure ongoing balanced representation.
We are proactive in managing ESG issues and we will monitor the progress and activities of the portfolio companies, to enable reporting in a clear and transparent way as part of the regular reporting process.
Training is provided on an ongoing basis to ensure understanding of all Responsible Investment policies and underlying processes, and to ensure that Mercia is constantly aligned with industry best practice.
We have established 3 guiding principles inspired by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Alongside Mercia’s core values and mission statement, we have been inspired by the UN’s SDGs, a universal call to address the problems faced by humanity. We have identified three guiding principles that we consider particularly meaningful to Mercia’s aims and purpose:
Our regular reporting procedures will include a review of ESG improvements across the portfolio, as well as our progress towards our own goals.
We intend to use KPIs to measure both our performance and that of portfolio companies, to track progress, and to communicate the results to our investors and other stakeholder communities.
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