Responsibility

We strive to create a positive impact for all our stakeholders – clients, investee companies, employees, shareholders, and the society.

Responsible Investing

As a provider of capital, we are doing our part by funding sectors and businesses that are working towards solving some of the social and environmental challenges facing the world today. This includes lending our support to infrastructure, and mid-income and affordable housing providers.

Our private debt businesses provide capital for growth and revival of companies and sectors underserved by traditional providers.

Our real assets business helps to improve connectivity and access to electricity through investment across renewable energy, transmission lines and highways.

Our investments generate regular cash flows effectively supporting pensioners and insurance holders globally.

ESG considerations play an important role in our investment processes.

Our ESG Policy is guided by the UN Principles of Responsible Investments and UN Global Compact.

We disclose details regarding our ESG processes and initiatives through an annual ESG Report.

Please click the below for our ESG reports :

FY- 2022, FY- 2021, FY- 2020

ISAF III (India Special Assets Fund III) is our third generation fund in the Special Situation strategy. Pursuant to the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 (“SFDR”), ISAF III Fund is classified as a fund that promotes environmental and/or social characteristics. Pre-contractual disclosures relating to SFDR for ISAF III can be accessed here

IYP II (Infrastructure Yield Plus II) is our second generation fund in the Infrastructure Yield strategy. Pursuant to the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 (“SFDR”), IYP II Fund is classified as a fund that promotes environmental and/or social characteristics. Pre-contractual disclosures relating to SFDR for IYP II can be accessed here

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Our Impact

Improved sustainability of a distressed paper company, helping job creation

Our investment helped ramp up capacity utilization and profitability to historic levels thus improving sustainability of business operations and aided job creation

Provided priority funding to a real estate project

Provided priority funding for completion of a 1.4mn sq.ft real estate project in Mumbai. Post our funding there has been good pick up in sales and collections.

Provided growth capital for a waste–to–energy company

Invested in one of India’s biggest waste-to energy treatment company for its capacity expansion. This has positively contributed towards adding clean energy capacity.

Supported the expansion of a leading ophthalmology company

Our investment helped the company to add eye-care centres in India, ensuring better reach of world-class healthcare facilities to more people. The company has also set up a training institute to skill the next generation of optometrists.

Operational Improvements in a Transmission Asset

A natural calamity caused a river in North Eastern India to change course damaging some transmission towers of our portfolio company. Our operating team turned this challenge into an opportunity by strengthening these towers and improving the asset availability to over 99.75%.

Responsibility towards Employees

Our employees are invaluable to our success.

We strive to do right by our people, and ensure that our success translates into theirs as well. Towards this end, we are working to provide them with a workplace that is conducive to their personal and professional growth and development.

We seek to create a safe working environment by ensuring their wellbeing. We focus on proactive communication, career progression, learning and development, and employee engagement. Diversity gives us a competitive advantage. We seek to foster an inclusive work environment through our policies and practices.

Teambuilding Exercise

Teambuilding Exercise

Employee Reward Program

Employee Reward Program

Employee Training

Employee Training

Responsibility towards Environment

At Edelweiss, we are reducing our carbon footprint through responsible energy, water and waste management initiatives.

Our Contribution in numbers – FY2020 – 21
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  •  Reduced energy intensity by 8% YoY to 136 kWh/sq.mt. p.a. in FY 2020-21 through our energy consumption optimisation initiatives
  • Reduction of ~12,000 plastic water bottles, helping decrease plastic waste
  • Conversion of 3.96 tonnes of food waste into compost for gardening and horticulture
  • Collaboration with specialised NGOs to recycle 3.2 tonnes of paper waste into Edelweiss writing pads
  • Estimated reduction of 64% in net emissions during FY21
  •  We have been able to reduce our GHG emission intensity by 64% during FY21
  • Reduced water consumption in FY20 by ~76%
  • 1.4 megalitres of sewage water was recycled in FY21
  • Installation of fine aerators and flow regulators in taps to reduce water consumption