Environmental

Responsible investment objectives

Catalyst Capital LLP is dedicated to achieving the following ESG Responsible Investment Policy and Objectives:

Environmental

Environmental sustainability at Catalyst is routinely addressed by reviewing the following issues with respect to each potential investment and with the ongoing management of existing assets and employee practices:

  • Continually and rigorously assess the environmental performance of our Funds, particularly the energy output, use of water and scope of waste and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Work with trusted and assessed suppliers, contractors and developers to improve environmental performance and limit environmental degradation throughout our supply chain.
  • Establish conventions to ensure the protection of the environment and reduce pollution at all phases of our undertakings.
  • Assess and utilise low-cost measures, capital improvements and new technology to improve the performance and sustainability of buildings within our Funds.
  • Where applicable, submit buildings within the Funds to green certification such as; Energy Star, LEED, NGBS, DGNB, BREEAM, HQE, and GRESB amongst others.
  • Communicate with occupiers, supporting them to initiate energy efficient practices within their offices, as well as assisting them to increase indoor environmental quality and outdoor environmental quality and biodiversity.
  • Educate employees on environmental risks and best practices as part of a transformation of office culture and wider company lifestyles.

Social

People are at the heart of Catalyst's business, whether our employees and investors or the local communities our developments impact. We are therefore devoted to the following objectives:

  • Provide equal and fair opportunities for current and potential employees.
  • Focus on the welfare of Catalyst Capital employees, providing high labour standards and a clear and attainable career pathway, through continuous training and development.
  • Competitive employee benefits package including pension contribution, holiday provision, childcare vouchers, interest-free travel loan, private healthcare, discretionary annual bonus and participation in Catalyst's investment platforms.
  • Employees have the opportunity to undertake a number of fully paid days volunteer work for a charity of their choice, reviewed on a case by case basis by the Partners.
  • Create clean, safe and sociable spaces in which employees and occupiers can enjoy working and living in.
  • As a long-term manager and investor through its Funds, Catalyst is centrally-placed and involved with a wide range of stakeholders who interact with our real estate assets on a daily basis. As such, Catalyst is aware and acts with local communities to improve and enhance those interactions over its period of stewardship.

Governance

Catalyst was founded on the ethos of a partnership and has always endeavoured to share that spirit with its employees and close advisors across its multi-jurisdictional footprint. Amongst the core governance values of the firm, the ESG policy is dedicated to:

  • Collegiality: As a partnership at a senior level, the firm has adopted a collaborative approach with employees encouraged to develop pro-active thinking, networking with the rest of the business, and open communication. This approach allows business to be conducted in a fair and pragmatic manner.
  • The Board: Catalyst Capital, acting as an Alternative Investment Fund Manager ‘AIFM’ is organised into key managerial teams covering Investment, Portfolio Management, Risk Management and Valuation. Each team comprises a minimum of two Partners and covers Catalyst’s geographic spread ESG considerations are incorporated into the scope of all of these teams.
  • Obey the requirements and guidance of relevant regulators.
  • Provide regular structured compliance training to members of staff.
  • Follow clear procedures regarding personal conduct, as per Catalyst’s Code of Ethical Business Conduct Policy, and corporate conduct in accordance with the Stewardship Code.
  • Provide a fair and ethical Renumeration Policy.
  • Transparently disclose our ESG strategy performance to investors through comparison with frameworks such as the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment UNPRI), and the European Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles (INREV).

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