Iona's Approach to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
Iona's approach to ESG is guided by our overarching purpose and aligned to the UN's SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). As a low carbon investor, our primary focus is on delivering a positive environmental impact that aligns with the five climate-related UN SDGs listed below.
As a signatory to UNPRI, Iona has committed to the UNPRI's six principles, and is implementing them as part of the development and maintenance of an effective ESG Policy and ESG Management System.
View the 2006 UNPRI program here.
Iona has developed a clearly articulated ESG Policy, which lays out our approach to ESG investing and feeds directly into our ESG Management System, Our ESG Policy highlights include:
Incorporating ESG factors into our decision-making in our investment process for all new investments
Progressively incorporating ESG considerations into the ongoing management of our existing portfolio investments and seeking continuous improvement
Ensuring that sufficient resources are invested to maintain a quality ESG Management System
Actively engaging within the market to promote the spread of ESG principles (primarily focusing on environmental factors)
As a small business, including office sustainability and ESG principles into our day-to-day work to the benefit of our stakeholders, our employees and our local communities
"Iona Capital fully supports the objectives of the Paris Agreement. We believe that in order to limit global warming to 20C significant investment opportunities will exist in new businesses, projects and technologies that can help drive the low carbon transition”
- Nick Ross, CEO .