Consistent with its fiduciary duties and as applicable and appropriate, Apollo:
- Incorporates environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues into its investment analysis and decision making processes;
- Engages on ESG issues with applicable investments it manages;
- Seeks appropriate and applicable disclosure on ESG issues by investments it manages;
- Reports on its ESG activities and progress to limited partners; and
- Supports the implementation of ESG practices in the investment management industry.
-- Apollo’s Socially Responsible Investing Mission Statement
Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) considers how ESG issues impact the firm, the companies in which Apollo-managed funds invest, the communities in which they operate, and the world at large. At Apollo, we have a long-term practice of using ESG factors in our investment management strategy and believe that careful attention to such factors makes good business sense. In furtherance of its SRI mission, Apollo has ESG procedures that are applied as applicable and appropriate to Apollo-managed funds.
Apollo Veterans Initiative
Apollo champions the efforts to promote the recruiting, hiring, engagement, and retention of veterans and military talent* within Apollo and at companies in which its funds invest.
Veterans are among the most talented and motivated workers in the United States and they have special skillsets and experiences that, combined with the extensive training they received while serving, add immeasurable value to any organization. Many companies are now leading successful veterans initiatives and military talent programs and we applaud their hard work and dedication to this cause.
Apollo is honored to be part of the solution that is helping to minimize unemployment for individuals who have selflessly served the United States of America. Recently, Apollo received the designation as a Military Friendly® Employer from GI Jobs. We are proud that programs like ours are leading to a more positive employment situation for our country’s veterans across the United States.
*Apollo defines military talent as individuals who have served or are serving in the United States armed forces, the Reserve, the National Guard, and military spouses or domestic partners of military personnel.
Walker Guidelines for Disclosure & Transparency in Private Equity
Following a period of consultation in 2007, a UK advisory group headed by Sir David Walker published the Walker Guidelines for Disclosure and Transparency in Private Equity (the "Guidelines") which were designed to encourage greater disclosure and transparency by private equity firms investing in UK portfolio companies. The Guidelines are reviewed and monitored regularly by the Walker Guidelines Monitoring Group.
Apollo Management International LLP ("AMI") has voluntarily agreed to conform on a “comply or explain” basis with the Guidelines as part of its commitment to incorporating environmental, social and governance issues into its investment process. AMI also seeks to promote such conformity on the part of each of its portfolio companies which fall within the scope of the Guidelines.
AMI has published this document in order to provide information on its UK private equity operations as part of its ongoing commitment to transparency under the Guidelines.
Please click this link access the document: Apollo Walker Disclosure Document.