Mentor Finance operates based on the Principles for responsible investment (PRI) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in its entire activity.

The United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Initiative is an international network of investors working together to put the six Principles for Responsible Investment into practice. Its goal is to understand the implications of sustainability for investors and support signatories to incorporate these issues into their investment decision making and ownership practices.

In implementing the Principles, signatories contribute to the development of a more sustainable global financial system.

Principle Responsible Investment (PRI)

Where consistent with our fiduciary responsibilities, we commit to the following:

Responsible investment is an approach to investment that explicitly acknowledges the relevance to the investor of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, and the long-term health and stability of the market as a whole. It recognizes that the generation of long-term sustainable returns is dependent on stable, well-functioning and well governed social, environmental and economic systems. It is driven by a growing recognition in the financial community that effective research, analysis and evaluation of ESG issues is a fundamental part of assessing the value and performance of an investment over the medium and longer term, and that this analysis should inform asset allocation, stock selection, portfolio construction, shareholder engagement and voting. Responsible investment requires investors and companies to take a wider view, acknowledging the full spectrum of risks and opportunities facing them, in order to allocate capital in a manner that is aligned with the short and long-term interests of their clients and beneficiaries.

Where consistent with our fiduciary responsibilities, we commit to the following:

Principle 1: We will incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
Principle 2: We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
Principle 3: We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
Principle 4: We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
Principle 5: We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
Principle 6: We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.

We encourage other investors to adopt the Principles.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Corporate Social Responsibility is a management concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns in their business operations and interactions with their stakeholders. CSR is generally understood as being the way through which a company achieves a balance of economic, environmental and social imperatives (“Triple-Bottom-Line- Approach”), while at the same time addressing the expectations of shareholders and stakeholders.

Key CSR issues: environmental management, eco-efficiency, responsible sourcing, stakeholder engagement, labor standards and working conditions, employee and community relations, social equity, gender balance, human rights, good governance, and anti-corruption measures.

At Mentor Finance, our CSR program reflects our values and culture as a Private equity firm. Our strategy is holistic and incorporates issues important to our clients, partners, owners, employees and the community at large.
This approach can be seen through our environmentally sustainable practices, our investment in our employees and our strategic philanthropic direction that is impactful rather than merely supplemental.

Our goal is to make a difference for our clients, in our community and on behalf of the individuals and organizations that are leading the way.