A message from our CEO on responsible investing and social responsibility.

Responsible Investing

We believe a responsible approach to investing which emphasizes a commitment to environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) management enhances our ability to control downside risks and optimize investment outcomes. We also recognize that the ESG landscape is rapidly evolving, and we aim to be a leader in identifying and capturing the many opportunities this presents. To support this mission, we work with industry groups and our peers to drive the adoption of best practices across our Firm and the broader industry.

HPS ESG Integration Framework

SBAI

HPS is a signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (“PRI”). The PRI is an international global network of asset managers, owners and service providers working together to put responsible investment into practice.

The principles, which are voluntary, aim to provide a framework for integrating environmental, social and corporate governance (“ESG”) considerations into investment decision-making and ownership practices.

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HPS is a Core Supporter of the Standards Board for Alternative Investments (“SBAI”) and a member of SBAI’s Alternative Credit Working Group.

HPS actively engages through the SBAI’s Alternative Credit and Responsible Investment Working Groups to help develop responsible investment guidelines that take account of the specific considerations of credit investments.

Through active engagement with SBAI, HPS is able to work with allocators, peers and other industry experts to refine its own policy and help drive broader adoption of Responsible Investment Standards across Alternative Credit.

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HPS is a public supporter of the Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures and its belief that standardized information will allow companies to incorporate climate-related considerations into their risk management and strategic planning processes.

HPS considers the TCFD Recommendations a useful tool in the assessment of governance, strategy, risk management, metrics and targets in the context of climate change, and as such aspires to report in line with its recommendations.

 

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Social Responsibility

HPS strives to foster a workplace that embraces the diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives of our team. We know firsthand that a diversity of outlooks makes us a better Firm and better investors and we are steadfast in our belief that diversity makes our communities stronger as well. HPS is proud to partner with several organizations that support this vision.

HPS Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policy

 

Howard University

HPS Investment Partners, in collaboration with The Kapnick Foundation, has formed a $10mm, multi-year, partnership with Howard University to establish the HPS Center for Financial Excellence (the “Center”) at the Howard University School of Business. In conjunction with this gift, HPS and The Kapnick Foundation have also endowed a series of Undergraduate and JD/MBA scholarships.

The goal of the Center, and HPS’s commitment more broadly, is to develop and prepare highly capable students to pursue finance careers and enhance diversity across the finance industry.

ILPA

HPS is a founding signatory to the Institutional Limited Partners Association’s (“ILPA”) Diversity in Action Initiative.

The initiative brings together LPs and GPs who share a commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, both within their organization and the industry more broadly. The Diversity in Action framework includes a broad range of actions spanning talent management, investment management and industry engagement.

Equity Alliance

HPS Investment Partners has joined a group of esteemed investors and investment firms in founding the Equity Alliance.

The Equity Alliance invests in diverse emerging venture capital fund managers, with a focus on managers of color and women. Through this endeavor, it is the Equity Alliance’s goal to democratize access to capital and expand opportunities to partner with investors and entrepreneurs who would otherwise remain outside of the Founders’ collective field of vision.

 

 

Other organizations we support

 

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