Partnering with Wellington for ESG insights
We aim to help our portfolio company management teams and boards navigate the complex and constantly evolving ESG landscape using our deep experience and distinct perspective, from the venture capital stage all the way to an IPO. We seek to enable ESG best practices and value creation through collaborative thought partnership with our portfolio companies — we do not view ESG as punitive or “box checking.” We hope to establish a productive two-way dialogue and draw on our firm’s broad public and private equity, fixed income, and ESG expertise to offer companies an informed, long-term view and provide valuable market- and company-specific input.
Our partnership with our portfolio companies includes access to a mix of proprietary and third-party data and resources. Regardless of where our portfolio companies are in their life cycle, we believe every company can benefit from the foundational elements of our process, including:
- Public market ESG readiness – To help our portfolio companies proactively implement ESG best practices and be ESG-ready at IPO or exit, we provide ongoing public market insights and guidance, including access to Wellington’s public market investors, ESG Team, and proprietary ESG frameworks.
- Private company ESG benchmarking – In collaboration with the ESG Data Convergence Initiative (EDCI), we can share differentiated private market-specific ESG insights and benchmarking analysis.
- ESG roadmap – We offer custom analysis of our portfolio companies’ ESG strengths and areas for improvement, how they compare to public company peers, and suggestions for improving their ESG profile over time (upon request).