Energy Impact Partners further joins Initiative Climat International
Energy Impact Partners LP (EIP), a global private equity platform focused on clean energy has joined the Initiative Climat International (iCI) consortium.
The iCI is made up of 52 of the most forward-looking private equity players, including Harbourvest, Idinvest Partners, Caisse des Dépots, HG Capital and Permira. By signing the iCI, EIP is joining a global community of investors that share in a collective mission to reduce carbon emissions and deliver positive environmental impact alongside market rate returns as an investment strategy. EIP is one of the only members of the iCI whose sole focus is on investing in energy transition and climate change mitigation technologies, and will collaborate, share knowledge, and help establish best practices with other members.
This year, EIP also became a signatory of the UN’s Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) and adopted a formal ESG policy. EIP is committed to incorporating ESG themes in investment decision-making processes, monitoring and engaging with its portfolio companies on ESG risks and opportunities, and reporting on ESG performance, as well as measuring the quantitative impact outcomes enabled by its portfolio.
Nazo Moosa, Managing Partner at EIP, says: “Europe has long blazed a trail when it comes to tackling the causes and challenges surrounding climate change. For EIP, the transition to a sustainable future is central to all of our funds. EIP is already a signatory of the United Nation’s PRI initiative and by joining the iCI consortium we reaffirm our core objectives to deliver investors both strong financial performance, as well as meaningful positive environmental impact.”
“Since EIP’s inception, impact has been core to our strategy and approach, carried out alongside our strategic investor coalition around a shared mission to lead and enable the transition to a clean, resilient, and more inclusive energy ecosystem. This mission aligns incredibly well with that of iCI and its members, and we’re thrilled to be joining a group of likeminded, impact-driven LPs and GPs in our ecosystem,” says Bethany Gorham, Vice President at EIP.