It’s been our driving force since our foundation in 2005. We believe infrastructure that delivers the highest ethical and sustainability standards brings more value to communities and economies, and to our partner investors.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) and UN SDGs criteria are central to all decision-making. It shapes how we analyse and approach each project.
Our in-house ESG specialists help define Meridiam’s strategy and provide the tools and expertise to maximise and measure the impact of our work. Meridiam is aligned, accountable and driven to meet the highest ESG standards.
Simpl.® is Meridiam’s new Sustainability Impact Measurement Platform. The Platform tracks and monitors the impact of a project using our unique framework of assessment against Environment, Social and Governance targets and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
This charter explains how we apply our values to our organisation and our investment processes. It commits us to:
This policy details the integration of sustainability risks in our investment processes. This is aligned with our Principal Adverse Impact Policy (PAIP), while helping us assess the principal adverse impacts of our investment decisions on sustainability factors, as required by Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).
Our ESG approach highlights how we implement the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into our ESG framework, as well as our methodology for measuring our ESG and SDG performance.
We embedded the SDGs into our strategy in 2018. They are fundamental to Meridiam’s long-term investment and asset management philosophy and enshrined in our company by-laws.
The 17 SDGs are targets designed to help governments, businesses and investors transform our world by eradicating poverty and inequality, while protecting the environment for future generations. We have adopted these targets to give clear purpose to our work in transformational infrastructure, benchmarking against the 14 UN SDGs we feel are most relevant. These focus us on the areas where we can make the biggest difference:
Our approach is further supported by a range of international standards, including the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) and The Equator Principles. We also integrate the environmental and social policies of major financial development institutions such as the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
We always deliver sustainable infrastructure that protects the environment and benefits to the communities. We have never invested in the extraction, processing, or transportation of fossil fuels, and never will. Nor will we invest in infrastructure powered by coal.
We target resilient infrastructure projects that address the needs of local communities and national economies. Through our SDG-focused approach, we create roadmaps that ensure our assets deliver positive benefits in as many ways as possible. From hospitals that are best-in-class in their handling of hazardous waste, to airports that are powered entirely by renewable energy, we consider all the ways our infrastructure can deliver positive impact.