ESG

Environmental, Social and Governance

ESG considerations have long been in the DNA of Pantheon – and they are at the heart of Pantheon Infrastructure Plc. The Company is classified as Article 8 under the European Union’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, which means that we will commit to enhanced reporting requirements and an investment policy which restricts investments in specific exclusion sectors as set out below.

PINT’s commitment to ESG

Reporting, monitoring and restrictions

Pantheon Infrastructure Plc will provide enhanced reporting and monitoring across its portfolio and through its annual
reporting, focusing on:

Environmental

Greenhouse gas emissions, scope, and intensity

Social

Gender diversity statistics

Governance

Policies relating to health, safety, diversity and inclusion

In relation to investment restrictions, the Company will not invest in assets that meet the following criteria: i

  • Coal
  • Oil (upstream, midstream, storage)
  • Gas (upstream)
  • Nuclear energy
  • Mining

ESG at Pantheon

Pantheon’s infrastructure investment processes take a comprehensive approach to evaluating ESG risk and opportunities:

Key sponsor KPIs assessed
  • Adoption of ESG industry standards
  • ESG approach in investment process
  • Climate change diligence/monitoring
  • D&I policies/diversity ratios
  • Adoption of anti-bribery policies
  • Cybersecurity/business continuity plans
Key investment KPIs assessed
  • Sector risk
  • Company risk
  • Country risk
  • ESG benefits to company
  • Historical greenhouse gas emissions
  • Climate change and transition risks
ESG policy

Pantheon is driven by the conviction that ESG is an integral part of investment risk management and value creation. Pantheon’s market profile as a leading global private markets fund investor and strong relationships with both GPs and investors mean that the firm is ideally positioned to promote ESG awareness and best practices within the industry.

Among other things, Pantheon was one of the first international investment firms – and specifically the second private equity firm – to sign the UN Principles for Responsible Investment in 2007. Pantheon has consistently scored highly in the annual UNPRI manager ratings, including for the most recent ratings for 2021. For the prior ratings for 2020 we scored an ‘A+’ rating for Infrastructure, as well as for the Strategy & Governance and Private Equity modules.