Our team across five locations around world collectively speaks 16 different languages, with 35 percent of the team fluent in Mandarin. This linguistic variety is reflective of a team diverse by gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, and cultural background. We believe the diversity of our teams’ personal and professional backgrounds lends strength to the firm and enhances our investment process.
57 Stars believes that responsible investment requires incorporating environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) considerations into our due diligence, investment, and ongoing monitoring processes, as effective application of ESG standards to portfolio investments can have a material effect on both returns and the markets in which portfolio investments operate. 57 Stars applies its Environmental and Social Management System (“ESMS”) as part of its investment and portfolio monitoring process, taking into consideration a range of codes and standards, including the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment, the Policy on Environmental and Social Sustainability, including the therein contained Performance Standards of the International Finance Corporation, the ESG Toolkit for Fund Managers of the Commonwealth Development Corporation. and the Private Equity Principles of the Institutional Limited Partners Association, among others.
While our central objective is to deliver superior financial returns to our investors, 57 Stars has roots in development finance, with much of the senior team having worked at OPIC (the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, now the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation). Accordingly, 57 Stars has always been cognizant of the impact our private capital investments can have in enhancing the lives of people around the globe.