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Thursday 28 April, 2022

Gresham House PLC

Sustainable Investment Report

RNS Number : 5930J
Gresham House PLC
28 April 2022
 

 

28 April 2022

Gresham House plc

 

("Gresham House", the "Company" or the "Group")

 

Sustainable Investment Report

 

Gresham House, the specialist alternative asset manager, has published its second "Sustainable Investment Report".

 

The report introduces our Corporate Sustainability Strategy which has identified several sustainability objectives. It also sets out how the Company will measure its progress against the objectives as part of its wider commitment to help clients achieve their financial objectives whilst also making a meaningful contribution to advancing the world's transition to a more sustainable way of life.

 

To read the full report please click here: https://greshamhouse.com/sustainable-investment-report-2022  

 

The Company's first Sustainable Investment Report was published in March last year, and outlined Gresham House's aim, as part of its GH25 ambitions, to drive the sustainability agenda within the UK asset management space and how it planned to deliver on that aim and to further develop the business as a leading specialist alternative asset manager, with sustainability at its heart. The Group plans to continue to report annually to communicate the meaningful progress being made against these goals.

 

 

2021 highlights include

 

Corporate

§ Introduced our first Corporate Sustainability Strategy to support the Group's 'GH25' strategic objective "to become a recognised leader in sustainable investment, including Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)"

§ Established our new Board Sustainability Committee

§ Became UK Stewardship Code signatories

§ Calculated our operational carbon emissions, publishing scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions in this report

§ 25% women on the Board

§ 96% employee advocacy score

§ 38% women across all levels of the business

 

Real assets

§ 7.6m trees planted

§ Launched the Gresham House Forest Growth & Sustainability LP which targets planting 10,000 hectares of new forests over a three-year period

§ 19,700 homes passed with full-fibre broadband from alt-net investments

§ 490.5 GWh renewable energy generated by wind and solar assets

§ 154 new homes constructed

 

Strategic Equity

§ 100% engaged with all active unquoted VCT portfolio companies

§ 72% of Gresham House VCT investment team contribute as member or observer of investee Boards

§ UK Public Equity team met with 96% of investee management teams

§ 37 governance-focused engagements completed by UK Public Equity team

 

Tony Dalwood, Chief Executive of Gresham House, said:

"The investment management industry is critical to advancing the world's transition to a more sustainable way of life. Our purpose is to deliver effective and alternative investment solutions to ensure clients achieve their financial objectives whilst making a meaningful contribution to this transition.

 

"We are delighted to reiterate our commitment to sustainability, and we have outlined in this report the ways by which we are driving the sustainability agenda forward. Gresham House has a defining and central role to play in the move towards more sustainable investments and I am confident we can continue to make a meaningful impact in the coming years as we continue to deliver on our GH25 strategy."

 

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For more information contact:

Gresham House plc

Tony Dalwood, Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Acton, Chief Financial Officer

 

 

+44 (0)20 3837 6270

Houston - Media and analysts

Kay Larsen

Joseph Burgess

 

 

[email protected]

+44 (0)204 529 0549

Canaccord Genuity Limited - Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker

Bobbie Hilliam

Georgina McCooke

 

 

 

+44 (0)20 7523 8000

Jefferies International Limited - Joint Broker

Paul Nicholls

Max Jones

 

 

+44 (0)20 7029 8000

 

 

About Gresham House

Gresham House is a specialist alternative asset management group, dedicated to sustainable investments across a range of strategies, with expertise across forestry, housing, sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy and battery storage, public and private equity.

Our origins stretch back to 1857, while our focus is on the future and the long term. Quoted on the London Stock Exchange (GHE:LN) we actively manage c.£6.5 billion  of assets  on behalf of institutions, family offices, charities and endowments, private individuals and their advisers. We act responsibly within a culture of empowerment that encourages individual flair and entrepreneurial thinking.

As a signatory to the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment, we are committed to operating responsibly and sustainably. We believe taking the long view in delivering sustainable

investment solutions will continue to be a growing factor in the strength of our market positioning.

www.greshamhouse.com  

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