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Sustainability

STAR has rigorous protocols in place to address Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters

We regard ESG as inextricably linked to building long-term sustainable value in our investments.

STAR’s policies are developed to take into account the specific activity of each portfolio company.

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Click here to view the abridged version of our 2020 ESG report

STAR's ESG Principles

1

Optimise positive impacts and minimise or negate potential adverse impacts

2

Promote the highest standards of business integrity and compliance

3

Consider the interests and perspectives of all stakeholders in making strategic decisions

4

Undertake timely and transparent reporting in relation to material ESG matters

5

Continuously develop and enhance our approach to ESG management

6

Uphold and promote the principles of the UN PRI

Sustainability at STAR & Portfolio

14

different nationalities represented at STAR

40%

female on the STAR Executive Board

60%

of portfolio companies took steps to reduce carbon emissions

80%

of portfolio companies completed a systematic risk review

Note: Data as at 31 March 2021, except the data on nationalities, which is as at 30 June 2021

ESG Integration in STAR’s Investment Process

Selection

  • Identify any key ESG considerations when screening new opportunities

Entry

  • Complete our tailored ESG Due Diligence Questionnaire, to identify material risks and opportunities

Ownership

Exit

  • Demonstrate KPI evolution over the ownership period
  • Analyse remaining ESG issues and opportunities

In August 2017, STAR became a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment.

In 2019 and 2020, STAR was ranked A for Strategy and Governance and for the Direct and Active Ownership module for Private Equity.

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As part of our continued commitment to diversity and inclusion STAR is proud to announce we have signed up as a member firm of Out Investors (‘OI’), a global network for LGBT+ investment professionals. The organisation’s mission is to make the direct investing industry more welcoming for LGBT+ professionals by organising networking events, speaker series and mentorship programs. The network includes over 40 firms today across private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and other large investment organisations.

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We are delighted to be a Sponsor of Level 20, the not-for-profit organisation established to inspire women to join and succeed in the private equity industry.

Our firm supports Level 20’s mission to encourage greater female representation across the private equity industry with the goal of having 20% of senior positions in the industry held by women and with a particular focus on increasing the number of women in investment roles.

We support Level 20’s five key initiatives to achieve this mission: mentoring and development; networking and events; outreach; advocacy; and research. We encourage our employees irrespective of gender to be active members of Level 20 by contributing to Level 20-led research, discussion groups and outreach events and participating in the annual mentoring programme. Our firm’s engagement with these activities is led by our internal Level 20 Ambassador.

Level 20 in conversation with Uniti Bhalla https://www.level20.org/blog/uniti-bhalla-co-managing-partner-star-capital-partners-llp/

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STAR Capital is committed to making an impact in local communities, by helping to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals. STAR is a supporter of various charities, including:

  • Youth Experience in Sport (set up by our founder, Tony Mallin), focused on  engaging at risk young people through sport, so they can have the same opportunities as every young person to succeed in sport and life
  • Right to Play, which promotes the use of play-based learning to improve children's well-being, life skills, and learning outcomes
  • Spark!, a charity aiming to help young people make the transition from education into employment, by enabling them to develop the skills they need and providing meaningful engagement with the working world 

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7016 8500
e-mail: mail@star-capital.com

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