As pure-play impact investors, ThomasLloyd deliberately and intentionally sets out to have a positive social and environmental impact through its investments.
We are committed to regularly measuring and reporting this performance. Our annual Impact Reports draw on real-life experience and evidence.
Our approach to ESG
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are integral to the Company’s overarching investment objective. Robust and effective ESG policies and processes are a prudent risk management tool that improve the financial performance of the Company while reducing risks.
TLEI is an impact fund with a core impact objective to accelerate the transition to net zero through investments, building and operating a diversified portfolio of sustainable renewable energy assets in South and Southeast Asia.
- As a dedicated impact investor, TLEI’s Investment Manager, ThomasLloyd, only invests responsibly, with the objective of contributing to environmental and social progress
- ESG factors are integrated throughout the investment process and the monitoring and oversight of investments
- The TLEI Board is mindful of investors’ responsibilities to society as a whole and it shares ThomasLloyd’s belief that ESG considerations can have a material impact on the value of the Company’s underlying assets, its social licence to operate and therefore on investors’ capital
- TLEI has established a dedicated and fully independent ESG Committee to reinforce the importance placed on ensuring the highest standards of ESG investment and serve to foster a culture of responsibility and transparency
We measure direct impact against the following four UN SDGs:
Case study: Our impact in India
To evidence and quantify impact, we focus on the direct and indirect employment effect, and use internationally accepted conventions on CO₂ mitigation. We also map socio-economic outcomes to the United Nations’ seventeen Sustainable Development Goals.
Using very conservative assumptions, we estimate a 2-4x increase in local employment since entering the Indian market in 2018. This comes in addition to the direct employment in the construction and operation of the solar plants.
The impact opportunity is maximised through an investment process, which conforms to the highest standard of ESG practice.
The equivalent of 1.2BN KM driven by an average vehicle
Our evidence-based approach
We have been collecting empirical data to demonstrate the positive impact of all our investments in Asian sustainable infrastructure since 2013. Metrics include: