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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.

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Adam Black

Partner, Head of ESG and Sustainability

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)”

Since we became PRI signatories in 2014, we have committed ourselves fully to implementing its guiding Principles. We are very pleased to have achieved an A+ rating for both the 'Strategy & Governance' (2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020) and 'Indirect Private Equity' modules in our last three PRI Assessment Reports (2018, 2019 and 2020). Our programme continues to change as our business grows and evolves, and reporting standards and regulations continue to develop.
Initiative Climat International
We are founding signatories of the Initiative Climat International (UK). We continue to play a specific role within the iCI Science Based Targets Working Group to develop guidance for private markets, committing to net carbon zero.



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.

Invest Europe

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.

ZSL Spott

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.

Environmental disclosure systems


As signatories to CDP, we have played a role in promoting greater disclosure and awareness of private markets climate reporting.


We engage with RepRisk to highlight how we use their data (ESG reputation risk) as an investor in the secondary market.



We work with Neotas to enhance our use of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) techniques and to complete deep-dive ESG assessments on certain larger portfolio exposures.

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.