Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, has launched a dedicated investment strategy that will address global social and environmental challenges by investing exclusively in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
PG LIFE has the dual mandate to achieve attractive risk-adjusted financial returns alongside measurable, positive social and environmental impact.
The UN introduced the 17 SDGs in 2015 to act as a framework for the global community’s sustainable development priorities until 2030. Since they were launched, Partners Group has through its dedicated direct investment programs invested an average of more than USD 1 billion annually on behalf of its clients into companies and assets pursuing a strategy consistent with certain of the SDGs.
In particular, the SDGs relating to education, healthcare, energy access, clean energy, and social inclusion have been focal points of Partners Group’s investment activities and will also be the focus of PG LIFE’s investment strategy.
To support the launch of PG LIFE, Partners Group is assembling an external council to provide advice on strategic aspects including impact measurement methodology. Confirmed members of the PG LIFE International Advisory Council include Vuk Jeremi, President of the 67th session of the UN General Assembly, and Cesar Purisima, Secretary of Finance for the Philippines from 2010 to 2016. Urs Wietlisbach, Co-Founder of Partners Group and a Member of its Board of Directors, has also joined the LIFE Council.