The 2022 Sustainable Investment Awards are global and seek to recognise asset managers, analysts and data providers incorporating ESG across all asset classes: fixed income, listed and private equity, debt funds, multi asset funds, infrastructure funds and fund of funds.
Montagu won the Private Equity Manager of the Year, with judges highlighting Montagu’s engagement and collaboration with portfolio companies to set ESG action plans and commitment to climate leadership.
This year, Montagu became one of the first 10 private equity firms to have its targets to reduce its portfolio and operational emissions in line with a low carbon transition validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
With a view that collaboration is an accelerator of change, Montagu is not only a member of initiatives such as the initiative Climate International (iCI), but has contributed to GHG accounting and reporting guidance for private equity firms. Montagu sponsored the design of the guide and was one of eight contributors.
To enhance the broader sustainability performance in its portfolio, Montagu collaborates with a company’s management team to develop individual environmental, social and governance (ESG) action plans that drive specific improvements. Montagu also hosts roundtables and workshops, and provides practical support to help reach these ESG targets.
To drive real improvements in ESG performance across the portfolio, we work closely with the management teams of portfolio companies to develop ESG action plans, which are underpinned by targets, are embedded in the business strategy and owned by the management team.
“To drive real improvements in ESG performance across the portfolio, we work closely with the management teams of portfolio companies to develop ESG action plans, which are underpinned by targets, are embedded in the business strategy and owned by the management team,” said Kim Woehl, ESG manager at Montagu. “Beyond providing direct advice, support and training, we want to enable knowledge and resource sharing across the portfolio. That’s why we launched our collaboration platform ‘Montagu Connect’ in 2021 and host regular roundtables.”