At Blackpoll, corporate social responsibility is embedded in our culture. We engage in ethical and sustainable investing through the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices throughout our business operations and within our portfolio entities.
Impact Beyond Investment
We are committed to producing a higher quality of life for the communities we serve. Investments in healthcare companies throughout the U.S. and Latin America can advance regional development by facilitating the creation of profitable and socially responsible enterprises.
We not only seek to grow healthcare companies and yield a robust return on invested capital, but also promote our investments in the healthcare sector as a catalyst for economic development.
Fulfilling a Social Contract
Environmental considerations are becoming increasingly important in the healthcare industry, and firms that focus on healthcare investments should have specific strategies to address these issues.
Aligning our efforts with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Sustainable Development Goals and the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations, we seek to move beyond press releases and build meaningful efforts to reduce the global carbon footprint by implementing sustainable practices in portfolio company operations.
Human Capital is Our Currency
Diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) and good governance are core themes within our ESG efforts. With more than 70% of our U.S. team being women or ethnic minorities, Blackpoll is a reflection of the wealth of diversity that exists within the geographies that we serve. We bring a unique perspective to our investments which creates a more inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and portfolio companies.
By prioritizing good governance, Blackpoll is able to ensure that our portfolio companies are operating in a transparent manner, creating a benefit to the companies themselves, as well as the communities in which they operate.