ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT
Process and Scope
Our advisory, financing and direct investing teams integrate environmental and social due diligence as part of their normal course due diligence. Transactions which may have significant environmental or social risks, including reputational risks, are elevated for enhanced review and business selection discussion. The Business Intelligence Group assists transaction teams by providing guidance on environmental-related matters, doing independent reviews and identifying mitigants and positive engagement opportunities with the client to reduce material risk.
We also have various committees that oversee our business selection decisions and risk management. For example, our Physical Commodities Review Committee, a cross-divisional governance committee, ensures that we have a consistent approach to evaluating and managing environmental, health and safety (EHS) risks associated with engaging in, investing in, or the financing of physical commodity-related activities.