Stafford Capital Partners appoints an independent chair of the Stafford Stafford ESG Committee and issues updated responsible investment policy

December, 2017

Stafford Capital Partners (“Stafford”), a leading private markets investment group with a global presence and USD 5.0 billion under management and advice, today officially announces the launch of their responsible investment policy & the appointment of a new Chair to Stafford’s ESG Committee, Ms. Danyelle Guyatt.

Stafford believe that environmental, social and governance ("ESG") factors are intrinsic to the investment environment in which Stafford operates. We recognise our responsibility as an investor to contribute to a more sustainable financial system by taking a long-term, responsible approach to investing across private market funds and assets. We recognise our special role as stewards of money entrusted to us by our institutional clients, who in turn manage money on behalf of their investors. As active investors, we play an important role in ensuring our investments uphold commonly accepted standards of environmental protection, human rights, and good governance in a way that will enhance and underpin the financial returns that our investors expect of us and add long term value to the community of which we are a part.

In August 2017, Danyelle joined the Stafford ESG Committee as Independent Chair. Danyelle has extensive experience in working with institutional investors and collaborative investor groups, specialising in ESG integration and climate-related investment issues across international investment portfolios. She was previously Global Head of Research for Mercer's Responsible Investment team based in London, UK.

Angus Whiteley, Stafford’s Group CEO, commented: “Stafford has long prided itself on having responsible investment at the heart of its culture. Having Danyelle Guyatt join us, and already play an instrumental role in the development of our new policy, reinforces this ongoing commitment.”