As owners of over 100 companies since 1989, the IK Funds as well as their Investment Advisor, IK Investment Partners Limited, are deeply aware of their responsibilities towards those businesses and to society at large.
IK aims to build better companies: investing responsibly plays a fundamental role in that journey.
Using the IK Way as a structured investment toolkit, we have embedded corporate social responsibility into every stage of our investment process from the moment that we consider potential investments.
During our ownership, we encourage companies to act responsibly, because we recognise that effective environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies can contribute to value creation and enrich society more broadly.
We also commission independent ESG reports on every new investment, providing analysis of strengths and weaknesses and advice on delivering change.
Recognising our broader responsibilities, we endeavour to behave ethically and with consideration for all our stakeholders, including employees, customers, suppliers, management teams and industrial advisers. Above all, we are mindful of our responsibility to society.
As such, we are a signatory to the UN Global Compact Initiative. We have also adopted the Invest Europe's Handbook of Professional Standards.