Environmental, Social & Governance

At the core of Acorn’s investment ethos is a commitment to delivering returns to our investors and contributing to the generation of long-term sustainable value for other stakeholders through the adoption of responsible investment practises focused on environmental, social and governance issues. Integral to the investment decision-making and portfolio management processes, and to the best of their ability, the Acorn team is specifically committed to:

  1. Human rights
    Respect the protection of international human rights and avoid complicity in human rights violations.
  2. Labour development and rights
    Promote sound labour development and rights practices, including considering employee working conditions, supporting the abolishment of child labour, promoting employees’ right to collective bargaining, eliminating forced labour, avoidance of employment discrimination and compliance with applicable labour laws.
  3. The environment
    Take a cautious and responsible approach to the environment, aiming to promote an appropriate level of environmental awareness and sound environmental practices in portfolio companies, including compliance with current environmental laws.
  4. Anti-corruption
    Avoidance of corruption in all its forms and to subscribe to ethical behaviour that is captured in our membership to Unashamedly Ethical.
  5. Robust corporate governance
    Seek to use governance structures that provide appropriate levels of oversight in the areas of audit, risk management and potential conflicts of interest, and to implement compensation and other policies that align the interests of owners and management.

Acorn Private Equity will provide timely information and maintain an open and transparent dialogue with investors on the matters addressed herein.