We are delighted to present Capital Dynamics’ inaugural Responsible Investment (RI) Report. Responsible investment is a discipline and ethos that has been at the center of our firm’s approach to investing for over a decade and is also a deeply shared value by our staff and leadership. From increasing diversity in our offices, to trademarking our proprietary approach to ESG investment rating, and reducing carbon emissions in our offices and through our investments, there is considerable progress described in this RI report. Our latest efforts help reduce blindness in India, empower women in the workplace, and aid with the COVID-19 relief effort. Importantly, these initiatives are integral to our ability to deliver strong financial results to our investors.
There is no denying we are living through unprecedented times that have caused us to re-evaluate old paradigms and the very mores of our society. Pandemics have a unique ability to bring to light societal vulnerabilities previously inadequately addressed – and now, the spotlight is shining squarely on the Social and Governance factors of the Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) equation. During times of turmoil it is easy to think of Responsible Investment (RI) as a luxury but it is precisely at these moments that our actions matter the most.
We hope you enjoy reading the report, which can be accessed here, as much as we did writing it.