Sustainability lies at the heart of our business, from our investments through to how we run our business operations. People work at Foresight because they want to be part of our forward-thinking business and to make a positive impact in the financial services industry, and beyond.
Being led by future trends, climate-related risks and opportunities and our people is a foundation that we are proud of and something that our investors can be proud of too.
3.1GW installed clean energy capacity
Equivalent to 3.6TWh
And 2.6m tCO2e saved
1000+ jobs created
71% of staff enrolled in SIP
17% of portfolio with female founders
A certified CarbonNeutral® company
26% women in senior leadership positions
To be truly sustainable, it is important that we approach all aspects of our business with sustainability in mind. Organising our approach to sustainability into the widely used Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) themes helps us to report our performance publicly.
Sustainability is more complex than ‘ESG’ alone, it is about embedding responsible and ethical thinking into each business decision as well as our investments, this is something we are working hard to achieve and demonstrate.
Our investment strategies are shaped by strong values that align with international sustainability initiatives. These shape the way that we frame and communicate our responsible business agenda. Below we have provided the key themes that we are addressing now as a priority:
Climate Change and Net Zero
The Sustainable Development Goals
The Eden Project Partnership
People and Wellbeing
Nature and Biodiversity
UN Global Compact Communication on Progress
Long Duration Battery Storage Systems
Since the implementation of the Electricity Market Reform (“EMR”) in the UK in 2013, the take-up of renewable generation increased to 38% in 2021 from 13% the year the policy was implemented. With more nations seeking to deliver on their own decarbonisation goals, the reliance on solar and wind production will only rise. The intermittent nature of renewables, however, needs to be balanced with storage solutions if grid operators are to successfully manage supply and demand requirements.
It was the opportunity to capitalise on the nascent battery storage market that led Shareholders to vote overwhelmingly in favour of updating the Company’s investment policy in 2020 to include BSS projects.
Our policies, disclosures and reporting
|Foresight Sustainability Policy 2023||View document|
|Foresight Group Sustainability Report FY23||View document|
|Introducing Our Approach To Sustainable Investing in Private Equity||View document|
|Foresight Sustainable Investing In Infrastructure September 2021 Updated||View document|
|Foresight Capital Management Stewardship Framework June 2023||View document|
|Foresight Group Holdings Ltd Climate Disclosure FY23||View document|
|Human Rights Policy And Approach||View document|
|Foresight Modern Slavery Statement 2023||View document|
|Foresight Group Climate Disclosure December 2022||View document|
|Foresight Nature Recovery Ambition Statement||View document|
|Foresight Sustainable Forestry Company PLC SFDR Disclosure||View document|
|Foresight Sustainable Investing In Infrastructure September 2021||View document|
|JLEN Article 9 SFDR Product Disclosure 1||View document|
|Foresight Italian Green Bond Fund SFDR Product Disclosure||View document|
|Foresight Energy Infrastructure Partners SFDR Product Disclosure||View document|
|Foresight Group UN Global Compact Communication On Progress May 2021||View document|
|Foresight Group Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation||View document|