ESG

Responsible investing in everything we do

SDCL has established Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles which have a positive impact throughout its portfolio of investments.

SDCL actions have positively impacted the environment by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide and increased the amount of renewable energy generated.

SDCL is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI).

  • Environmental principles

    SDCL, through its investments, will protect the environment through energy efficiency-related measures:

    • Through the deployment and/or operation of ‘Best Available Technology’ equipment and lower carbon solutions.
    • Through utilisation of waste gases or other waste.
    • Through minimising resource usage.

    SDCL will support the achievement of net zero carbon targets:

    • Through reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Social principles

    • In projects or assets invested in, to ensure safe working conditions.
    • To encourage diversity, inclusion and a positive environment in the
      workplace.
    • To cultivate positive relations with service providers and with key partners (including suppliers), stakeholders and local communities of the Project Companies.
    • To consider the social impact of projects in which SDCL invests.
  • Governance principles

    • To comply with best governance practice for both SDCL and the
      other companies in the Group.
    • To champion ESG principles and support the clients, agents and other partners of Project Companies in so doing.
    • To mandate that SDCL’s applicable Investment Committee implements ESG principles in their analysis of new investments for SDCL.
    • To ensure the long-term sustainable growth of the firm.
    • To manage appropriately any conflicts of interest that might arise.