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Partners Group included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices 2021

18.11.2021 / 11:45


Baar-Zug, Switzerland; 18 November 2021

  • The DJSI are leading benchmarks of the world's most sustainable listed businesses 
  • Partners Group is the only global private markets firm included in the 2021 DJSI
  • The firm achieved the highest possible scores in several areas of assessment

Partners Group, a leading global private markets firm, has become the only global private markets firm to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices 2021 ("DJSI"). The DJSI are a family of best-in-class benchmarks for investors, which assess the performance of companies against a defined set of economic, environmental, and social criteria.

Around 10,000 listed companies are assessed for inclusion in the DJSI every year, but only companies with sustainability scores in the top 10% from each sector are included in the final Indices. This year, Partners Group was one of only 147 companies in Europe and 322 companies worldwide to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe and World Indices, respectively. The firm ranked in the 96th percentile in the Diversified Financial Services sector. 

André Frei, Partner, Chairman of Sustainability, Partners Group, says: "Partners Group's inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices is an important recognition of the firm's position as a corporate sustainability leader in private markets. It also spurs us on our journey to achieve even higher standards on material environmental, governance and social factors. As a firm, we remain fully committed to creating sustainable returns with lasting, positive impact for our stakeholders."

Of the areas evaluated for inclusion, Partners Group scored particularly highly in environmental reporting (100/100), social reporting (100/100), and sustainable finance (98/100). Partners Group has recently taken significant steps to further advance its approach to sustainability, including:

  • Publishing a Climate Change Strategy which outlines the steps the firm is taking to reduce carbon emissions across its organization and investment portfolio
  • Establishing best-in-class talent attraction and retention programs through Partners Group's proprietary learning and development platform, PG Academy
  • Introducing new initiatives to substantially increase the number of senior female professionals at the firm
  • Ensuring ESG criteria are integrated throughout the entire investment process for 100% of Partners Group's assets under management
  • Publishing a Tax Strategy which outlines Partners Group's commitment to paying its fair share of taxes and creating positive impact in the communities in which it operates

You can read more about corporate sustainability at Partners Group here.

About Partners Group
Partners Group is a leading global private markets firm. Since 1996, the firm has invested over USD 150 billion in private equity, private real estate, private debt and private infrastructure on behalf of its clients globally. Partners Group seeks to generate strong returns through capitalizing on thematic growth trends and transforming attractive businesses and assets into market leaders. The firm is a committed, responsible investor and aims to create sustainable returns with lasting, positive impact for all its stakeholders. With USD 119 billion in assets under management as of 30 June 2021, Partners Group provides an innovative range of bespoke client solutions to institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, family offices and private individuals globally. The firm employs more than 1,500 diverse professionals across 20 offices worldwide and has regional headquarters in Baar-Zug, Switzerland; Denver, USA; and Singapore. It has been listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since 2006 (symbol: PGHN). For more information, please visit www.partnersgroup.com or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

About Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) are a family of best-in-class benchmarks for investors who have recognized that sustainable business practices are critical to generating long-term shareholder value and who wish to reflect their sustainability convictions in their investment portfolios. The family was launched in 1999 as the first global sustainability benchmark and tracks the stock performance of the world's leading companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria. Created jointly by S&P Dow Jones Indices and SAM, the DJSI combine the experience of an established index provider with the expertise of a specialist in Sustainable Investing to select the most sustainable companies from across 61 industries. The indices serve as benchmarks for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios and provide an effective engagement platform for investors who wish to encourage companies to improve their corporate sustainability practices.

Media relations contact
Jenny Blinch
Phone: +44 207 575 2571
Email: jenny.blinch@partnersgroup.com



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Language: English
Company: Partners Group
Zugerstrasse 57
6341 Baar
Switzerland
Phone: +41 41 784 60 00
Fax: + 41 41 784 60 01
E-mail: partnersgroup@partnersgroup.com
Internet: https://www.partnersgroup.com/en/
ISIN: CH0024608827
Valor: 2460882
Listed: SIX Swiss Exchange
EQS News ID: 1250243

 
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