Responsible Investing

Arsenal looks to positively impact and benefit all constituencies by doing business the right way.

Since the firm’s founding, Arsenal’s vision has been to build strategically important, market-leading companies. To achieve this objective, the companies that we build must focus on best-in-class operations, strong management teams, attention to human capital, and effective risk management.

We believe that companies that operate in this manner are better run, have fewer business risks, offer more attractive targets at exit, and therefore ultimately deliver better value. These operating principles underpin every facet of how we manage our business, including our approach to responsible investing.

We believe that integrating responsible investing considerations into our investment process enables us not only to build more resilient companies but also to create long-term value.

Responsible Investing Policy(opens in new window)
2023 Responsible Investing Report(opens in new window)

Collaborations and Memberships

In connection with our responsible investing initiatives, we collaborate with and support the following industry organizations:

We are a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), a leading proponent of responsible investing across the global, representing a global network of investors committed to integrating the consideration of material environmental, social, and governance factors into their investment principles.

We are a member of the Initiative Climat International (iCI), which is a collaborative working group of investors that seeks to better understand and manage the risks associated with climate change.

We utilize the standards published by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), now part of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), as a guide to identify industry specific ESG considerations in due diligence.

We have started to align to the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), the leading climate disclosure framework that enables companies to measure and disclose their material climate-related risks and opportunities.

Responsible Investing Oversight

Arsenal has established a formal cross-functional Responsible Investing Committee whose primary objective is to support Arsenal’s ongoing responsible investing initiatives based on business imperatives, industry and regulatory developments, and best practices.