As a financially focused investor and signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (‘UN PRI’), CIP recognizes the importance of environmental, social and governance (‘ESG’) topics on the long-term performance of its funds under management. CIP’s approach to sustainability is founded on the strong and consistent link between high environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards and value creation.
Responsible ESG management creates value primarily through selecting and structuring desirable projects with lower risk profiles, and avoiding negative return impacts due to unexpected costs and project delays. To maximise this value creation and manage ESG impacts in a responsible and sustainable manner, consistent with its role as a fiduciary investment manager, CIP integrates ESG throughout the investment process and implements ESG at the project level.
Additionally, CIP has defined ESG standards for each of its funds, and CIP reports directly on ESG topics on a quarterly and annual basis to investors in its funds. Further general information about CIP’s approach can be found by downloading the overview from the ‘ESG report’ section below.