Sustainability

Arrow Global Group is committed to being a responsible business that engages with its stakeholders on material sustainability matters including Environmental, Social and Governance (‘ESG’) issues.

The way we deliver on ESG at Arrow supports our Vision of becoming Europe’s leading vertically integrated alternative asset manager. At its core, this means that to deliver sustainable risk-adjusted returns for our investors, we operate as a responsible manager that puts time and careful thought into creating successful, long-term, outcomes to the satisfaction of all our stakeholders.

2022 ESG report

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Our framework

Arrow is committed to being a responsible participant in the markets in which it operates and via its business strategy. Arrow’s ESG policy and framework defines a Group-wide approach to this, enabling consistent focus whilst still allowing in-country teams to adopt additional requisite local practices.

OUR Vision

Europe’s leading vertically integrated alternative asset manager

Drives our ESG strategy

Environment

We are aware of our impact on the natural environment and our effort to improve it

Social

We understand and respond to the needs of our people, stakeholders and customers

Governance

We are a responsible business and investor

Identifying key areas

Climate Risk:
Investments

Climate Risk:
Operations

Customers & communities

People & culture

Responsible Investment

Business conduct & risk

With our stakeholders’ interests at heart

Customers, Colleagues, Communities, Investors, Regulators, Commercial Partners

OUR Vision

Europe’s leading vertically integrated alternative asset manager

Drives our ESG strategy

Environment

We are aware of our impact on the natural environment and our effort to improve it

Identifying key areas

Climate Risk:
Investments

Climate Risk:
Operations

Drives our ESG strategy

Social

We understand and respond to the needs of our people, stakeholders and customers

Identifying key areas

Customers & communities

People & culture

Drives our ESG strategy

Governance

We are a responsible business and investor

Identifying key areas

Responsible Investment

Business conduct & risk

With our stakeholders’ interests at heart

Customers, Colleagues, Communities, Investors, Regulators, Commercial Partners

Responsible business

Arrow’s approach to ESG and sustainability is aligned to our Vision of being Europe’s leading vertically integrated alternative asset manager.

At the core of this is our local strategy, whereby each platform has established long-term relationships with regulators, banks and clients in its geography, built upon integrity, responsibility and with shared long-term interests in mind. These long-term interests mean we operate with awareness of our impact on the environment, understand and respond to the needs of our customers, commercial partners and colleagues and give back to the communities in which we operate.

Underpinning our operational approach is a robust governance structure, with key members of the senior leadership attending a quarterly Sustainability and ESG Committee which reports into Group Board.

Our Memberships

Arrow Global Group Capital Management (AGGCM) supports the work of the United Nations with regards to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) becoming a signatory in November 2021. Our Responsible Investment Policy & Fund Manager Board ensure that the six key principles of the UN PRI are applied in our investment decision making process.

GRESB is an independent organisation providing validated ESG performance data and peer benchmarks for investors and managers to improve business intelligence, industry engagement and decision-making. We use GRESB to measure the ESG performance of our real estate assets and use its data to update investors.

To support us in building diverse teams and inclusive cultures, we have partnered with The Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI) since August 2021, who provide training and consultancy services. ENEI are a valued strategic partner who are driven by the belief that a world where workplaces are truly inclusive is possible.

Our Partnerships

As a Group, we partner with Junior Achievement Europe (JAE). JAE is the leading organisation in Europe dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed. Partnering with JAE allows us to work with young people in the communities we operate in, helping to equip them with vital employability and financial literacy skills, working towards building better financial future.

We are proud to participate in the 10,000 Black Interns initiative.  This scheme provides opportunities for young black people in England and Wales through paid internships with Arrow and others across many different sectors. Having been involved for a number of years we have seen the value with interns staying with us longer than their initial placements.

Investing responsibly

Arrow is an ambitious company with a determination to succeed that is matched by our drive to do things the right way.

 

Arrow’s local in-country platforms mean we have the expertise to ensure that we guide our investors through a fragmented and complex market, using the diversity of knowledge we possess to drive consistent returns.

“We aim to see the ESG profile of an investment as part of the overall delivery of risk adjusted return for our investors. We have actively opted out of investments where there is potentially high return but where our investment and legal professionals consider that there is a material ESG risk related to an investment. This could include potential sanctions risk or risks relating to the potential counterparty’s approach to compliance practices.”

 

Samyuktha Rajagopal,
General Counsel, AGGCM

Read our Responsible Investment Policy here

2021 ESG Report

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2020 ESG Report

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Our ESG team

Paul Woods

Paul Woods

Director, Sustainability & ESG
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Helen Morgan

Helen Morgan

Senior Associate, Sustainability & ESG
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Cleo Sali

Cleo Sali

Associate, Sustainability & ESG
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