OUR RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT PHILOSOPHY
Funding environmental innovation in infrastructure is critical to tackling climate change and advancing social progress at the scale and pace needed to make a meaningful impact. We believe that integrating ESG factors into our investment decisions and portfolio oversight makes us better investors and more meaningful contributors to social and environmental progress.
- Guiding principles and policies
We are commited to ESG
We have adopted a formal ESG policy outlining a comprehensive set of principles, aligned to the U.N. Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) framework, to guide implementation of our responsible investment practice across our team, portfolio, and collaboratively with our investors.
- Framework for implementation
We integrate sustainability factors into every stage of our investment decision-making process because it’s the right thing to do and it makes financial sense to do so.
We assess ESG risks and value creation opportunities as part of every investment decision and view these considerations as imperative elements of OIC’s due-diligence process.
We include targeted ESG-related covenants in our investment and credit agreements (both operational and reporting).
We regularly engage with our investment partners on adherence to OIC’s ESG principles. We also consistently collect ESG data to track, monitor, and benchmark performance on key sustainability risks and opportunities.
- Sustainability outcomes
We view everything we do through the lens of generating net positive environmental or social benefits. As capital providers focused on transforming historically carbon-intensive sectors, we have a distinct obligation to measure, monitor, and report on a variety of sustainability outcomes across our portfolio.
Allows for using the Earth's limited resources more efficiently while minimizing impacts on the environment. This category of infrastructure allows us to drive economic and industrial growth by delivering greater value with less input.
Electricity generation and storage technologies with energy supply inputs sourced from renewable resources including wind, solar, fuel cells, batteries, distributed energy resource systems, combined heat and power, thermal energy, hydrogen, and zero-carbon nuclear.
Resource Reuse and Recovery
Using wastes as an input material to create valuable products as new outputs or recovering and preserving natural resources to reduce wasteful outputs. These solutions mitigate waste that is generated, thereby reducing the need for landfill space and optimizing the values created from waste.
Fuels produced from renewable resources. Examples include biofuels (e.g., vegetable oil used as fuel, ethanol, methanol from clean energy and carbon dioxide or biomass, and biodiesel) and hydrogen fuel (when produced with renewable processes).
Health, Safety, and Community Good
Solutions supporting improvement and preservation of the health, safety and economic well-being of employees and their communities, including infrastructure that helps reduce hazard and fatality incidents, protects against disasters and the impacts of climate change, or creates new jobs in clean energy.