Alcuin has a policy of operating to the highest ethical, environmental and professional standards both within its own business as well as promoting the same approach within its investee companies.
It is our policy to operate in accordance with the following core principles and guidelines:
Incorporating ESG issues into investment analysis and decision making processes.
Being active owners and incorporating ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
Seeking appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
Promoting acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
Working together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
Reporting on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.
Business and operations
In conducting its own business, Alcuin will:
Operate to high ethical and professional standards in its activities.
Comply with all applicable laws, regulations and relevant codes of conduct.
Engage with all employees, customers and suppliers professionally and responsibly.
Not tolerate any form of discrimination relating to race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, language, religion, political or any other such characteristic.
Conduct a regular review of our own suppliers to ensure that our own ESG values are reflected in their policies and behaviour.
Alcuin operates to the highest ethical, environmental and professional standards, both within its own business as well as promoting the same approach within its investee companies.
Potential new investments
Prior to a new investment, we assess whether the potential investment complies with our ESG policy.
Any risks or issues arising from this assessment is brought to the attention of and discussed at our investment committee.
Before making a new investment, the committee will ensure that the investment process has been carried out in accordance with our ESG policy and that the new investment complies with our policy.
For each investee company, a designated Alcuin board member holds primary ongoing responsibility for monitoring the business’s compliance with our ESG policy.
During our investment period, we consider potential policy implications relating to ongoing business matters and discuss any concerns with the partners.
We request that, on at least an annual basis, the company directors consider and review their own business, operations and policies in light of the principles and guidelines and report these findings to the investee company board.