As part of its investment diligence process, Adams Street considers such factors as a fund or portfolio company's governance practices, the quality, sustainability, and transparency of the operations of the fund or portfolio company, and the geographic scope, industry focus, and other impacts of the fund's investments or the portfolio company's business.
Adams Street is a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (the PRI), a voluntary initiative promoting the integration of ESG considerations into investment processes and encouraging ongoing engagement with broader ESG issues. As a PRI signatory, Adams Street has affirmed the following principles:
Adams Street is committed to employing investment and other personnel who share our values of honesty, integrity, and transparency. We are confident in our ability to identify investment teams that are well respected in the investment world, as well as in their local communities, and we believe that their principled approach to due diligence and ongoing monitoring of Adams Street’s investments is likely to result in positive social and economic development.