Socially Responsible Investment & Engagement
As a mining-focused private equity firm, Metaform Investments understands the risks associated with mining. A large part of our overall assessment revolves around risk management and the understanding that not having a social licence to operate can be catastrophic. To that end, Metaform Investments integrates all of the social issues, which have been defined by the industry as ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) issues, into our overall investment analysis and risk management strategy, during our due diligence process. Metaform Investments believe that understanding and management of ESG issues provide a significant contribution to the improvement of long-term returns.
Once investments are made, Metaform Investments continuously engages with portfolio companies throughout the investment process and expects them to implement responsible mining and CSR practices into their business systems. The portfolio companies’ mining, CSR and ESG practises are regularly monitored in order to minimise the risks to the project.
The United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Initiative is an international network of investors working together to put the six Principles for Responsible Investment into practice. Its goal is to understand the implications of sustainability for investors and support signatories to incorporate these issues into their investment decision-making and ownership practices. Metaform Investments has examined these principles and is now a provisional signatory.