Environmental, Social and Governance Practices
Responsibility, transparency and accountability are fundamental to Alter Domus’ current and future success.
The ESG Imperative
The transition to a sustainable future is a challenge we must all face together.
Today, consideration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors is more important than ever, as investors and global stakeholders place a premium on strong ESG performance. In fact, more than 2,000 academic studies have identified a link between ESG and financial performance – demonstrating that high ESG ratings and strong sustainability practices correlate to better financial performance across multiple asset classes and geographies.
Moreover, recent surveys have highlighted that nine out of ten millennials believe the success of a business should be measured by more than just financial performance, and 60% of millennials want to join companies that have a societal purpose. The message is clear: profit must not come at the expense of people and the planet.
Our Commitment to Stakeholders
Investors have shifted their focus from shareholder return to stakeholder return, in which a company’s impact on the environment and society are reflected – and those factors matter more than ever. Stakeholders include our owners and investors, the broader communities we operate within, our employees, our clients, and our partners. We believe in a purpose beyond profit and embrace ESG values in our commitment to transparency and accountability.
As a rapidly growing organization with an increasingly global footprint, we recognize the importance of making a positive impact on the communities in which we operate.
Our commitment to ensuring that business planning and decision-making considers environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors as standard practice is in line with the practices of our clients. We are conscious of the environmental, social and economic challenges that we all face.
As shared in our 2020 Annual Accounts on ESG and Sustainability, Alter Domus has elected to align to the UNPRI Principles and reporting recommended by The World Economic Forum (WEF) ‘Measuring Stakeholder Capitalism: Towards Common Metrics and Consistent Reporting of Sustainable Value Creation’ framework. The reporting framework is comprised of four pillars with recommended metrics for each pillar.
Our core values: Excellence, Responsibility, Intelligence, and Collaboration are principles which guide our conduct. As a business with a long history of compliance and governance at its core, we have a well-established global handbook, policies and/or procedures supporting our ESG strategy.
Principles of Governance
Alter Domus has a legacy of strong governance and expertise that our clients and stakeholders can rely upon. We believe that the successful achievement of our goals is significantly enhanced through strong and effective corporate governance.
We strive to conduct our business in a socially responsible manner, contribute to the communities in which we operate, and respect the needs of our employees and other stakeholders.
We’re committed to ensuring that the negative environmental impacts of our business operations are both understood and reduced.
Business sustainability is a critical component of ESG and integral to our growth strategy. We are committed to promoting socially responsible investment, sustainable finance and the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, which we have been a part of since 2021.
Principles for Responsible Investment
Alter Domus is a signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the world's largest reporting project on responsible investment. Our commitment to the UNPRI supports our principal goal of supporting sustainability and ESG. Learn more
We take pride supporting sustainable actions and have developed disciplines to review our physical assets and actions which impact the environment. Our initial baseline on consumption practices suggest we are well below our peers in emission impact and we will continue to track and report in this area.
We continue to look at how we impact the environment through more environmentally friendly forward actions taken on leased or owned properties, travel, car program emissions, packaging, supplies, and management of resources.
Our growth and strength as a company provides economic opportunity across a wide geographic footprint. We offer robust and competitive compensation and benefit packages for all employees.
We seek opportunities for flexible work choices to meet individual and client needs. We recruit and hire within these local markets and support the communities we are located within.
Our internal governance structure is robust and well defined with subject expertise across major disciplines all of whom directly contribute to the standard of excellence we expect of ourselves and deliver to our clients.
- Risk Management Governance
- Quality Assurance
- Business Continuity Management
- Information Security
- Data Protection
Alter Domus is committed to the fair and equitable treatment of all employees. We embrace diversity within the company with over 80 nationalities already represented across our regions. Our Inclusion and Diversity Council addresses broad company and regional strategies to reinforce our theme of inclusiveness. Actions the company has taken include:
- Representation of women in Board and Executive leadership levels
- Creation of regional inclusion councils
- Requirements for diverse candidate slates in our senior levels
- “Women in Leadership” panels
- Outside guest speaker series focused on inclusiveness and unconscious bias
- Celebratory events such as pride month
- Mental health awareness initiatives
- Protection of performance and discretionary compensation levels during maternity and parental leave
- Recurring surveys to measure and drive engagement with questions directed at fair treatment
ESG Reporting Solutions
At Alter Domus, we have worked to develop an ESG Reporting Solution purely dedicated to alternative assets. Our unique cloud-based digital platform provides comprehensive, tailored reports for our clients and for collecting, storing, and disseminating corporate ESG data.