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Responsible Investing

Adams Street has long considered environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) considerations an integral part of our investment decision-making process.

Over more than four decades of private markets investing, our investment diligence has considered such factors as a fund’s or portfolio company’s governance practices, the quality, sustainability and transparency of its operations, and the geographic scope, industry-specific attributes, and other impacts of its business.

Integrating ESG Into Our Investment Process

Adams Street is committed to integrating ESG factors into our analysis of current and potential investments.

Pre-investment, the consideration of relevant ESG factors plays an important role in both investment and operational due diligence. Post-investment, we take a proactive approach to investment monitoring and evaluate any ESG-related developments.

Read our ESG Policy

Data-Driven Approach

Our review of ESG data from third parties is an important component of our extensive investment diligence process that also includes Adams Street’s own analysis and assessment of relevant ESG considerations.

RepRisk is a leading ESG data provider that offers extensive private company coverage. It is updated daily, covers more than 100,000 companies, and integrates the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board’s materiality framework.

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) connects businesses and investors on the financial impacts of sustainability. SASB standards enable businesses around the world to identify, manage, and communicate financially material sustainability information to investors.

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