While sustainability & ESG integration have been a focus at Churchill for some time, the firm developed its inaugural sustainability report to provide transparency on its responsible investing best practices and approach to corporate sustainability.
Churchill is committed to delivering superior risk-adjusted returns to its clients while upholding the highest ethical standards, including integrating ESG risks and opportunities across their portfolio. This report is an example of that commitment and sets an important baseline for the organization’s ESG platform, one in which they are determined to improve as practices continue to evolve.
As an affiliate of Nuveen, Churchill has been fortunate to benefit from its parent company’s leading Responsible Investing organization, which has over five decades of experience championing sustainability in financial markets. Churchill’s ESG practice is supported by Nuveen’s 30+ person Responsible Investing team.
Report key takeaways
- Churchill’s ESG team is fully integrated into the investment process with (i) ownership of ESG evaluation and (ii) capabilities to engage with sponsors on ESG practices
- Churchill is partnering with top tier vendors, such as Upright, to leverage data-driven ESG insights that enhance their portfolio monitoring and investor reporting
- Churchill measured its operational and portfolio level carbon footprint to prepare for the transition to a lower carbon economy
- Churchill continues to be an industry leader in supporting ESG initiatives, most recently with their support of the ESG IDP
Engagement with our portfolio companies and their private equity sponsors is a key component of how we promote environmental and social objectives across our investments.”