ESG & Impact

We think holistically about returns


We believe we can create durable, scalable impact through who we are, what we value and how we engage. By nature, we are critical thinkers, problem solvers and doers, and we will not leave the issues of our time for the next generation to solve. Reflecting on the urgency and magnitude of ongoing challenges across the globe, we are inspired to do more. We commit and aspire to intentionally add value to both people and our planet, while upholding our fiduciary responsibility to achieve outsized returns for our investors.

Our commitment to lasting impact is at the heart of our firm’s purpose and values, and has led to our enhanced ESG approach. We aim to drive positive outcomes for people and our planet by engaging to have meaningful impact.

Our focus on ESG improves our investment approach and outcomes. We work toward reducing climate impact, investing in our people and diverse teams, and building long-term sustainable business models.

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Active Governance & Stewardship

Promote active and engaged governance, holding ourselves accountable for driving value with high integrity in partnership with our investments and portfolio companies.

Sustainable Growth & Reducing Climate Impact

Reduce emissions and improve resource efficiency, embedding sustainability into our companies and rigorously measuring the resulting impact over time.

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Fair Employment, Engagement & Well-being

Lead by example and empower our businesses to treat employees with fairness and respect, building an environment and culture that at its core promotes employee safety, well-being and engagement.

Integrating ESG

In our Investment Approach

At Criterionstar Capital, we anchor our investment decision-making in strategic,fact-based due diligence that considers a broad range of risks and value levers, including those related to ESG factors. We seek to understand investment opportunities holistically, taking into account strategies,products, services and business practices. Our investment teams strive to assess key ESG diligence findings, elevate material risks and opportunities for discussion with investment committees and articulate potential ESG areas of focus for post-investment blueprinting and monitoring.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Champion DEI and drive meaningful progress by cultivating a highperformance culture that advances diversity, equity and inclusion.

Community Engagement

Encourage and support efforts to engage and contribute to their communities, locally and across the globe.

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Integrating ESG

In Portfolio Management

We believe embedding ESG into business strategy and responsible operations is an integral part of our approach to creating value and growing great businesses. Post-investment, we are committed to driving meaningful progress across our core ESG commitments and improving performance on material ESG factors specific to each business. As investors and global citizens, we strive to support our environment and society by harnessing the influence of our firm, investments and people.


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