Sustainability at Hyperion
At Hyperion, we have always constructed our portfolios with an emphasis on sustainability and environmental considerations. Our investing style favours low capital intensive businesses, which means most of our portfolio companies are service businesses instead of manufacturing or industrial concerns. Because of this, our portfolios have a low carbon footprint and meet many standards for green investing.
United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI)
The PRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment.
It works to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions. The PRI acts in the long-term interests of its signatories, of the financial markets and economies in which they operate and ultimately of the environment and society as a whole.
The PRI is truly independent. It encourages investors to use responsible investment to enhance returns and better manage risks, but does not operate for its own profit; it engages with global policymakers but is not associated with any government; it is supported by, but not part of, the United Nations.
In March 2009, Hyperion formalised its commitment to meeting stringent ethical guidelines and became a signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI). By becoming signatories, Hyperion is committed to:
- Incorporating environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes;
- Being active owners and incorporating ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices;
- Seeking appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest;
- Promoting acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry;
- Working together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles;
- Reporting on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.
For further information about the UN PRI, please visit www.unpri.org