ESG and HR

How Investment Funds Can Comply

ESG Illustrated

Environmental ESG Investing

ENVIRONMENTAL

Conservation of the natural world

  • Climate change and carbon emissions
  • Air and water pollution
  • Biodiversity
  • Deforestation
  • Energy efficiency
  • Waste management
  • Water scarcity
Environmental ESG Investing

SOCIAL

Consideration of people and relationships

  • Customer satisfaction
  • Data protection and privacy
  • Gender and diversity
  • Employee engagement
  • Community relations
  • Human rights
  • Labor standards
Environmental ESG Investing

GOVERNANCE

Standards for running a company

  • Board composition
  • Audit committee structure
  • Bribery and corruption
  • Executive compensation
  • Lobbying
  • Political contributions
  • Whistleblower schemes

How AspenHR Can Help

Often, investment funds are asked by institutional LPs how they comply with ESG and the Six Principles for Responsible Investing. Working with an industry-specific PEO, such as AspenHR, helps ensure that social and governance factors and the Principles for Responsible Investing are complied with:

PRINCIPLE 2:

Be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into ownership policies and practices.

AspenHR will help formulate policies and practices in partnership with the fund's executive team. The goal is to implement industry best practices that position them as a leading employer.

PRINCIPLE 4:

Promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.

AspenHR can assist in implementing the principles across the industry through education and other materials and presentations developed for the ESG client as part of thought leadership initiatives. We are sponsors of both NVCA and CalALTs and active participants in several other investment management industry events.

PRINCIPLE 5:

Work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.

Together, AspenHR and the investment manager create an action plan to implement the Principles and periodically monitor the progress in meeting each principle. Regular assessment and reporting ensure that all stakeholders are involved in monitoring and addressing the environmental, social, and corporate governance issues that may arise.

BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE FOR ALL

In addition, we help implement sustainable development goals.

If you’re interested in learning more about our ESG initiative, please reach out to us!

  • Promoting healthy lives and well-being for all through our proprietary company benefits, HR services, and education programs
  • Achieving gender equality and empowerment through compensation audits and benchmarking
  • Employee engagement strategies and support from our client service and HR team
  • Training: DEI, harassment prevention, compliant hiring practices
  • Mental health support via our EAP offering from Aetna and MetLife
  • Updated handbook to include code of conduct and whistle blower policies