A sustainable approach
From due diligence to exit, MCP’s approach is to invest responsibly, in line with the Principles for Responsible Investment, promoted by the United Nations, signed in 2015. In our view, building a long-term sustainable business, creates superior returns for shareholders and value for all stakeholders.
In detail, MCP is committed to:
- Integrate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes;
- Be active shareholders and incorporate ESG issues into ownership policies and practices;
- Seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest;
- Promote the acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry;
- Work together to enhance effectiveness in implementing the Principles;
- Communicate the activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.
Integrating ESG factors in the investment process
Before each investment, MCP makes, with the support of external experts, a preliminary analysis of ESG variables in order to identify the main criticalities/opportunities, and an Action Plan that mitigates the negative externalities and amplifies the positive ones.
After the acquisition, the company is required to participate in an in-depth analysis of the ESG issues previously identified, in order to better qualify the Action Plan and establish the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that are periodically monitored.
During the holding period, MCP systematically interacts with the portfolio company at all levels – from board meetings to meetings with the heads of deliverables – to check the progress of the Action Plan and analyse the KPIs trend. LPs are regularly updated on ESG progress through accurate reporting, consistent with market standards.
At the exit of the investment, the MCP Team presents to its investors the ESG results achieved during the holding period.
Adherence to the UN Global Compact
As part of the commitment to the promotion of sustainable and responsible business practices, since 2022 MCP has embedded the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact into strategies and operations, and committed to respect human and labour rights, safeguard the environment, and work against corruption in all its forms.
As a participant and in accordance with the Global Compact directives, MCP pledges to embrace, support and enact those Ten Principles:
1 | Support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
2 | make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
3 | Uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
4 | the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
5 | the effective abolition of child labour;
6 | the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
7 | Support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
8 | undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
9 | encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
10 | Work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
Signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment