We are guided by an in-house environmental, social and governance (ESG) framework which has been formulated based on elements from international standards such as the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). The framework is designed to incorporate ESG considerations in every stage of our investment process.

Through this framework, we seek to promote responsible corporate practices, in our own organization, in the funds we manage, as well as in the portfolio companies we invest in.

We believe that active management of ESG issues is critical in generating long term value for our investors, stakeholders and employees in a rapidly evolving global landscape. We are committed to promoting sustainability and seek to invest in companies or projects that demonstrate ethical and responsible ESG practices.

While we are cognizant that ESG management typically falls under the purview of equity investors who as shareholders have a greater ability to effect change, we believe that debt investors can also play a role in furthering the ESG agenda. From a business perspective, we also believe that ESG issues can have a potentially material adverse impact on a company’s bottom-line if left unaddressed.

ESG considerations are therefore an integral part of holistic risk analysis, and companies with sound ESG practices essentially represent lower-risk investments. Lastly, as a private credit investor focused on downside risk protection, analysis of such ESG factors is wholly consistent with our goal of delivering optimal risk-adjusted returns.

Grievance Mechanism

As part of our commitment to ensure that the companies or projects we finance are undertaken with due consideration to Environmental and Social (E&S) risks and concerns, Pierfront Capital (Pierfront) has in place a Grievance Mechanism aimed at providing a forum for those adversely affected by projects that we finance to voice their E&S concerns.

Any E&S-related complaints or concerns relating to companies or projects that are financed by Pierfront may be submitted through the following channels:

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    Telephone
    Call us at +65 6229 2900 during our operating hours
    (9am – 6pm Singapore time)
  • mail
    Email
  • drafts
    By Post
    Post a letter to the following address:
    #23-01, North Tower, One Raffles Quay, Singapore 048583
Click here to find out the information required and process for lodging grievances