Responsible leadership at Coller Capital
Advocacy is an important pillar of our programme as a secondary investor. Coller seeks to share and encourage ESG best practice throughout the private markets ecosystem, acting as an advisor to many GPs, LPs, and industry bodies.
As thought leaders within our industry, Coller founded the Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR) Initiative in 2015, now the world’s fastest-growing ESG network. A collaborative investor network with over $70 trillion of assets under management, FAIRR raises awareness of the material ESG risks and opportunities in protein supply chains, helping investors to safeguard the long-term value of their portfolios and exercise influence as responsible stewards of capital.
The Initiative’s work has been widely recognised. In 2021, FAIRR’s Sustainable Proteins Engagement won the SIA Eco-Systems Category Award, and in 2019 FAIRR itself was named Most Outstanding Initiative on Sustainable Animal Agriculture. In addition, the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index was shortlisted by PRI for its ESG Research Report of the Year award, and FAIRR has been recognised as a Top 3 Provider of Specialist Sustainable Investment Research by the IRRI Survey.
We are proud to have played a role alongside peers in developing formal guidance for private equity on net carbon zero, backed by science-based targets (and approved by the SBTi)”
Private capital’s secondary market
We view our contribution to ESG in our wider market as that of an influencer and as such we participate in a number of ESG initiatives and advocacy programmes.
Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR)
In 2015, Coller founded the Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR) Initiative – the world’s fastest-growing ESG network, with $70bn member AUM
Awards and recognition
Shortlisted for the Stewardship initiative of the year, 2022
Winner, Eco-Systems Category SIA Awards, 2021
Winner, Excellence in Stewardship, 2021
Sustainable Animal Agriculture
Most Outstanding Initiative on Sustainable Animal Agriculture, 2019
We collaborate with the BVCA on many educational initiatives such as workshops, guides, and courses.
We are a member of the HKVCA ESG Committee.
We are signatories of ILPA’s Diversity in Action initiative and contribute to various workstreams and workshops.
We are a member of the Invest Europe Responsible Investment roundtable and a contributor to the Sustainable Finance High Level Expert Group (HLEG).
Professional ESG industry bodies
We are a member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) Green Finance Working Group.
We engage with ZSL SPOTT (Zoological Society of London) to raise awareness of the private market industry’s engagement and disclosure in respect of supply chain deforestation.
Responsible investment at Coller Capital
Coller Capital sees responsible investment as fundamental to our business – key to delivering long-term investment performance for our investors. We therefore integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into all stages of our investment process.