Translink believes responsible investing is a cornerstone of delivering long-term value to not only our partners, but also to society. We aim to hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethical conduct and incorporates environmental, social, and governance ("ESG") concerns into our investment process and in everything we do.
Translink strongly encourages portfolio companies to engage with the ESG implications of their business activities. We will provide support in the assessment of the ESG status of the company, and where possible and appropriate, we will work with our portfolio companies to develop a toolkit to provide additional support on implementing best practices.
Where agreed, Translink will also provide direct resource in the form of services or financial commitments toward portfolio carbon balancing exercises during the first and second years of our ownership.
Through this ESG Investment Policy (“Policy”), Translink strives to generally align its investments, where appropriate, with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals ("UNSDG"). Specifically, Translink generally aligns its investment approach with the following UNSDGs
8.3: Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services.
9.4: Upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them 6sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes.
10.2: Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.
Additionally, Translink has mapped its Fund IV portfolio companies to the SDGs to demonstrate our commitment to impact and reiterated the range of our portfolio. It also broadened the team’s understanding of impact and solidified a common vocabulary.
Translink will continue to track investments against the SDGs, as the SDGs provide a common vocabulary to discuss the possible impact(s) of a portfolio company or potential investment, and help the firm align its considerations within a broader framework employed by industry peers. In addition to ongoing mapping, Translink may in the future work to quantify portfolio companies’ impact using the SDG indicators.
To support the implementation of this Policy, Translink will enhance ESG management capacity among our investment professionals. Specifically, we will:
Translink will work with its portfolio companies, when relevant, to increase awareness of ESG issues, mitigate adverse impacts, and create value. Specifically, we will:
Translink will create accountability within our firm and disclose its approach to and assessment of ESG issues to our LPs. Specifically, we will:
We believe that effectively managing ESG can protect and create long-term value. We consider this Policy to be a living document that will be reviewed and updated periodically. Translink recognizes that industry ESG guidelines and the approach to managing ESG issues will continue to evolve over time. As such, we will periodically review this Policy to incorporate relevant changes. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.