Azalea is committed to investing responsibly in an effort to build a healthy sustainable environment, advance social equality and promote good corporate governance.
Our commitment to environmental, social and governance ("ESG") is encapsulated as follows:
Azalea believes that the consideration of ESG-related issues in investments make for sustainable long term returns.
We are committed to investing responsibly by integrating ESG factors throughout our investment process (i.e. from due diligence to monitoring post-investment).
We recognize that strong corporate governance aligns the interests of management and our stakeholders.
Our commitment to operate with integrity, public‑mindedness and transparency are central tenets of the firm’s culture and is reflected in Azalea’s investment products.
Central to our mandate, Azalea promotes financial inclusiveness through the product we develop for a wider investor group. As an extension to our core mandate, Azalea is committed to promoting financial literacy amongst our investors. Through regular engagements at investor seminars and public forums, we aim to educate not only investors but the public as well on private equity and the products that we develop. We firmly believe that investors should understand the products and the related risks and rewards in order to make sound investment decisions.
Our team is committed to reducing our own adverse impact on the environment. We organise reduce, recycle and repurpose collection drives for household items. Our office is located in Guoco Tower, a Green Mark Platinum and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certified development. The various eco-friendly building features allow Azalea to increase energy efficiency and reduce our carbon footprint.
Azalea aims to promote awareness of responsible investing and ESG practices.
We are dedicated to providing updates on our ESG progress at our investor events and we are open to engaging with stakeholders on our approach to ESG.
Azalea is a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment ("PRI"), the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment promoting the incorporation of ESG factors into investment and ownership decisions to enhance returns and better manage risks. The PRI is supported by the United Nations.
As a member of the Initiative Climat International (“iCI”), Azalea is committed to take action against climate change by engaging our General Partners (GP) on risks and opportunities associated to climate change. We will also encourage the implementation of strategies to assess and reduce carbon emissions and vulnerability to climate-related financial risks within each GP’s organisation and across their portfolio companies.
We are a committed member of the ESG Data Convergence Initiative (EDCI), an industry-led initiative which aims to streamline the private investment industry’s historically fragmented approach to collecting ESG data and to create a critical mass of meaningful, performance-based, comparable ESG data from private companies.
We are a signatory of the Singapore Stewardship Principles for Responsible Investors ("SSP") and agree with the spirit and principles articulated in the SSP.
Azalea is also a member of the Global Impact Investing Network ("GIIN"). Our membership signifies a commitment to deepening our engagement in the impact investing community.
Our alliance with these associations affirm our commitment to responsible investing and integration of ESG in our investment approaches.