Guernsey – Green Private Equity Principles: A Guide to Best Practice for GPs
Published: Guernsey Green Finance
These principles provide a pragmatic and proportionate guide to best practice. They are structured as a two-pillar framework: firstly process, comprised of governance, culture and transparency; and secondly portfolio, covering risk assessment, assets, taxonomy, measurement, and reporting.
These principles are largely written from the perspective of the GP, primarily with a portfolio of majority owned direct investments, to help influence their investment process and policy as the stakeholder with the greatest degree of control over investments and the day-to-day operations. LPs and other relevant internal stakeholders may also identify with certain action points, and can also implement them into their everyday processes, where possible.
They are clearly voluntary – we have no desire to create more bureaucracy and burden. But they are created on the basis that firms and professionals will use them in good faith to guide and pivot their practices toward the goal of sustainability and fighting climate change.