Paine Schwartz Partners has a longstanding, well-documented record of integrating Environmental, Social, and Governance considerations at both the firm and portfolio company-level.

We are committed to addressing real, imminent challenges in the global food and agribusiness sector by championing companies that deliver innovative and meaningful solutions that support:


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Paine Schwartz Partners ESG Policy



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Paine Schwartz Partners
Sustainability Report


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Keynote Interview for PEI
Responsible Investment Report 2021

A Commitment to Responsible Investment

Paine Schwartz is a proud signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment, the global leading proponent of incorporating ESG factors in investment decisions and processes.

As a signatory, we commit to taking active ownership of ESG integration into our policies and practices, reporting on our activities and advancements within the firm and portfolio-level, and promoting conscientious investment practices throughout the investment management industry. Together with other PRI signatories, we continue to align our investment activities with our companies, our communities, and our climate.

ESG Integration from Sourcing to Exit


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Sourcing

ESG and sustainability are key themes underpinning the global food and agribusiness sector. Paine Schwartz adopts a thesis-driven approach to investing that includes careful consideration of these factors. Due diligence and screening processes are conducted alongside a third-party expert to properly assess any potential ESG risks and value creation opportunities.


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Monitoring

Following the investment, our team monitors all portfolio companies to track progress while partnering closely with management teams to support initiatives and implement a strong corporate responsibility culture within the company.


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Enhancement

In addition to monitoring and reporting on year-over-year portfolio company ESG metrics, Paine Schwartz also consolidates that data into actionable items to drive ESG achievements for companies. Our objective is to ensure that over the hold period, real measurable changes are made in terms of improving our sustainability footprint in ways that are consistent with driving returns.


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Exit

At the time of exit, Paine Schwartz ensures that companies have fully integrated ESG frameworks that will remain intact during the period of transition. Potential issues are proactively addressed prior to exit, and significant value enhancement opportunities are identified for the road ahead.


Investing in Global Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal set of 17 objectives, targets, and indicators designed as a blueprint to achieve a better, more sustainable future for all. Please download Paine Schwartz’s annual Sustainability Report for further detail on the alignment between our portfolio companies and the SDGs.

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Paine Schwartz Partners Sustainability Report

While the food and agribusiness sector offers key solutions to meeting the second SDG, Zero Hunger, our portfolio companies address the large majority of the SDGs.

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Zero
Hunger

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3

Good Health and
Well-Being

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6

Clean Water
and Sanitation

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7

Affordable and
Clean Energy

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8

Decent Work and
Economic Growth

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9

Industry, Innovation,
and Infrastructure

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12

Responsible
Consumption
and Production

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13

Climate
Action

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14

Life Below
Water

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15

Life
on Land

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Partnership
for the Goals

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