"When we first met Michael and his team they immediately understood our objectives and shared our vision of the opportunity in telecommunication infrastructure throughout the Americas. They have been intelligent, active and supportive business partners in all dimensions of our growth."
Brendan J. Paddick,
Columbus International Inc.
Making a Difference
We refer to our impact investing orientation as ‘profit with a purpose’. Impact investing is a term that captures the concept that investments can provide financial returns and positive social outcomes while also protecting the environment. A study by JP Morgan and Global Impact Investing Network found that over 90% of impact investors stated that their investments were meeting or surpassing their predictions - impact investing just works. Thus, we consider that an investment with a positive social and environmental footprint is more likely to generate higher and especially secure returns. Involving the interests and risks for local communities enhances the acceptance of a company and thus prevents disturbances in the business operation, most likely avoiding losses.
Putting it to work
Our investment activity throughout the Caribbean region reinforces the concept that “long-term value creation and sustainability are inextricably linked”. Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) best practices are part of our firm’s daily workflow and are captured in our Environmental and Social Monitoring System, available here for our stakeholders and all interested parties. For more information on Portland’s ESG program, or our portfolio companies’ ESG programs, please contact us at your convenience.
Read our 2012 AIC Caribbean Fund Impact Report.