Strong governance, risk management and a focus on sustainable development outcomes are inherent in Gateway’s DNA.
We have a formal Responsible Investment Policy to integrate environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) considerations into all aspects of our business and operations. We have also formalized a Position Statement on managing ESG risks in our portfolios.
Further, we align with international standards and best practice.
Gateway was the first asset manager globally to obtain a Governance and Control Effectiveness rating from Sigma Ratings, the world’s first non-credit risk ratings agency. Gateway enjoys an A rating.
As a responsible investor, our approach is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which serve as a guide in our investment and business decisions.
Gateway is a UN PRI signatory with a score of “A”. Gateway supports the goals set by governments under the Paris climate agreement and the goals of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.
We recognize that ESG considerations can have a substantial influence on the value of our investments and on the community at large. We think about our impact in the context of tactical focus and longer-term sustainable development. Our sustainability aspirations are transparent and measurable, based on the following targets:
We are proud that our portfolio companies employ ~250,000 people (and counting).
By providing growth capital, we finance core needs: shelter, water, healthcare, mobility, connectivity.
We seek to promote gender equality by maintaining a minimum female staff representation of 25% across the firm.
For new investments, we target to constitute boards with diverse membership as follows:
Full control ≥ 33%
Minority stake ≥ 15%
We have committed to achieving net zero emissions in our portfolios by 2050, with time-bound goals in the interim.
We also expect our activities and our portfolio companies’ businesses to contribute to the following SDGs: