ONEX Falcon strives to provide attractive risk-adjusted returns for its clients, and we believe that considering environmental, social and governance matters (“ESG”) in our investment activities advances this goal.
Formally assessing such risks and opportunities enables us to be a good steward of the capital entrusted to us and to be an engaged corporate citizen.
In 2012, the firm became a signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (“UNPRI”) and formally established an ESG program, focused on two components: Onex Falcon’s role as an investor, and Onex Falcon’s own corporate citizenship.
We are committed to:
- Promoting transparency and good corporate governance
- Providing stewardship of the environment
- Protecting the basic rights and freedoms of all human beings
- Contributing to the communities in which our portfolio companies operate
- Ensuring that we and our portfolio companies operate with the highest ethical and legal standards
Our approach incorporates ESG across all stages of the investment process, from origination to exit. In originating investment opportunities, we conduct negative screening on industry- and company-specific matters. During the diligence process, our investment teams identify and evaluate ESG risks and opportunities, guided by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (“SASB”). These ESG considerations are included in our Investment Committee-approval process. After an investment is made, Onex Falcon monitors those ESG parameters identified during diligence and seeks to influence the companies’ ESG performance by engaging in discussions with key company stakeholders. In addition, Onex Falcon meets with certain portfolio companies each year to discuss and share ESG best practices. Upon exiting an investment and when possible, Onex Falcon incorporates ESG factors into strategic exit decisions.
For information on Onex Falcon’s Responsible Investment Policy, please follow this link.