The Carlyle Group Releases 2017 Corporate Citizenship Report: “Building Capacity”
Report Outlines Efforts to Develop and Strengthen ESG Skills, Mindset at Carlyle and its Portfolio Companies
Washington, DC – Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today released its 2017 Corporate Citizenship Report, its seventh annual. The 34-page document – Building Capacity – demonstrates through 14 case studies the firm’s commitment to sustainability and corporate citizenship. Carlyle was the first major firm to adopt guidelines for environmental, social and governance issues in our investment process and the first to publish a citizenship report. Readers can explore the 2017 Corporate Citizenship Report at www.carlyle.com.
William E. Conway, Jr., Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer, said, “Our objective is a best-in-class environmental, social and governance program because it reflects our values and is important to our investors. Integrating ESG practices into Carlyle’s investment processes and building ESG capacity at our portfolio companies will make a material impact over time.”
Carlyle’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Jackie Roberts, said, “We continue to create greater focus on and awareness of ESG issues across the firm. Building powerful ESG capacity internally better enables us to help our portfolio companies and investors identify, monitor and manage these issues.”
Sandra Horbach, Co-Head of the U.S. Buyout team, said, “Being thoughtful and determined in how we recruit, mentor and advance women is critical to having the diverse perspectives necessary to make the best investment decisions. With 71 senior-level women globally at Carlyle as of early 2017 – more than 50% of these positions on the investment side – we have made progress, but we intend to increase these numbers over time.”
The 2017 Corporate Citizenship Report provides an overview of Carlyle’s corporate citizenship activities and highlights sustainability efforts underway at a number of portfolio companies.
- How Carlyle integrates environmental, social and governance considerations into our investment process.
- How Carlyle helps portfolio companies understand and manage the intersection of environmental and social issues with their businesses.
- Case Study: During Carlyle’s ownership, sales of ESG-related products grew at least 20% annually for portfolio company Holland & Barrett.
- Case Study: With Carlyle’s support, portfolio company Axalta is now a market leader in the global waterborne coating market.
- Case Study: Portfolio company Paradigm Precision has reduced lost-time incidents, already below industry averages, by 55% since 2014 under Carlyle’s ownership.
- Fostering a diverse workforce – Carlyle’s incoming 2-year associate class for Corporate Private Equity has been at least 50% diverse each of the past four years.
- One Community – The report shows how Carlyle supports its employees and invests in local communities through volunteer and wealth sharing programs.
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About The Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager with $162 billion of assets under management across 287 investment vehicles as of March 31, 2017. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. Carlyle invests across four segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Market Strategies and Investment Solutions – in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Carlyle has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,550 people in 31 offices across six continents.
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