Approach to ESG
Since inception, RLH has been mindful of the strategic implications of environmental, social and governance considerations in building great businesses. To formalize this approach, RLH has adopted a strategy to systematically consider ESG factors, both risks and opportunities, as part of our portfolio management activities. We believe integrating ESG considerations into our investment activities is additive to our mission, and an important driver of long-term value of the companies we invest in.
RLH recognizes the importance of the UN backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) for investment managers and their investors. Our approach to ESG is founded on the PRI’s six principles for responsible investment. As part of RLH’s ESG integration strategy, we start by evaluating ESG risks and opportunities for all new investments. We partner with our portfolio companies to review relevant company-level data that informs our evolving ESG focus areas, and aids in identifying meaningful ESG enhancements as our portfolio companies mature. The pillars of our approach to ESG integration include transparency, engagement and reporting. We are committed to continuous improvement in our approach to ESG and to ensuring ESG resources are available to our team as we evolve.
RLH holds our firm and our corporate practices to the same standards we expect of the companies we invest in. Where they are relevant to our business, RLH seeks to align the Firm’s corporate practices with the ESG factors we evaluate across the portfolio.
We are committed to being an engaged employer, a philanthropic partner, and a steward of environmental resources. The RLH team is an active member of the communities in which we live and work. The Firm and its employees are meaningfully involved with various philanthropic and non-profit organizations, and we’re proud to volunteer our time with these entities:
For more information on our ESG and Corporate Responsibility programs, please contact RLH’s ESG Officer, Yumee Song.