As one of the leading investment managers for alternative assets in Germany, CAM Alternatives recognizes its responsibility to encourage fund managers (GPs) and their respective portfolio companies to behave in a socially responsible manner. We believe that the value of an investment is also determined by its sustainability, which includes environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues

Our ultimate objective is to invest our clients’ assets in their best interest. As an integral part of the investment process, CAM Alternatives takes ESG factors into account when considering and evaluating investment opportunities. This is based on our understanding that individual ESG factors can have a positive and/or negative impact on an investment over the long-term, and that this consideration is often not taken into account in conventional return assessments. Therefore, we believe that it is our mission to positively influence our GPs and their respective portfolio companies with regards to ESG.

ESG Guideline

Together with our employees, we as a company strive to minimize our impact on the environment, to assume our social responsibility and, as an owner-managed company, to lead by example with open and good corporate governance.

Contact

Chair of the ESG Committee:
Mrs. Andrea Simokat

ESG Officer:
Mr. Jörg Höller

Our trustful relationship with our clients and business partners is based on integrity and fair business conduct. In line with this, we have been incorporating the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) in our investment process since 2010. At the beginning of 2019, CAM Alternatives also became an UNPRI signatory as a separate and independent company underlining our long-term commitment to the following principles:

  • Regularly considering ESG factors in the investment decision-making process by the investment team/li>
  • Proactively addressing and promoting ESG factors among investee funds
  • Requesting appropriate disclosure of relevant ESG issues at investee fund and portfolio company level
  • Promoting the acceptance and implementation of ESG principles in the investment industry
  • Co-operating in a collaborative way for a more effective implementation of ESG principles
  • Reporting transparently on activities and progress achieved in applying ESG principles

For further information on CAM Alternatives’ ESG approach or a copy of our ESG guidelines, please feel free to contact us via the following email address:

esg@cam-alternatives.com