MV Credit has achieved “A” scores in all the relevant modules of its 2020 UNPRI assessment. The UNPRI assessment outlines how signatories implement responsible investment strategies year-on-year and covers both the investments a firm makes and the internal governance of the investment firm itself.

MV Credit achieved an A score in the Private Debt | Fixed Income module, ahead of the reported median score of B, as well as an A in Strategy & Governance.

MV Credit has been a signatory of the UNPRI since 2012 and monitoring environmental, social and governance risks in the portfolio is an important aspect of our risk management,” says Helene Barikmo, Investment Associate at MV Credit. “We believe there are opportunities for investing in companies and technologies that enable more environmentally-friendly economic activity.”

The Private Debt | Fixed Income module considers investment firms’ methodology, focusing on ESG policies, including exclusions. It gives higher scores for effective stakeholder engagement, including how to develop an engagement strategy and conduct engagement discussions.

The Strategy & Governance module focuses on how to manage key risk functions, including managing conflicts of interest, board composition, ESG committees and general governance activities.

Barikmo says the UNPRI assessment is more than an examination of investment firms. It drives firms to make progress in their quest for better sustainability and market transparency. “UNPRI is all about forward-looking progress,” she says.

Signing up also provides firms access to a wide network of peers, particularly at UNPRI conferences, where ideas can be shared and compared.

The annual assessment is also a helpful tool for investors, given the transparency of the process in which every assessment is published on the UNPRI website. “The standards are uniform across strategies and investment firms, so investors can make easy and useful comparisons,” adds Barikmo.

The UNPRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment and was developed by investors, for investors. The Six Principles for Responsible Investment are a voluntary and aspirational set of investment principles that offer a menu of possible actions for incorporating ESG issues into investment practice1.

In implementing its principles, signatories contribute to developing a more sustainable global financial system. Barikmo says: “One of the great things about the UNPRI is that there are no conflicts, the assessment is completely independent. The only bias is towards a better environment and society.”

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Any reference to a ranking and/or an award does not indicate the future performance of the fund or the fund manager.

About MV Credit:
MV Credit is an independently managed private credit firm founded in 2000. One of the first private credit firms to be established in Europe, MV Credit possesses one of the longest established management team in the private credit space, with a senior team who has on average over twenty years’ experience. Since inception MV Credit has invested circa €6bn in debt financing deals, building over time strong long-term relationships with reputable private equity sponsors. MV Credit invests in senior and subordinated debt across Europe, targeting non-cyclical, defensive industries and regions where the team have a strong understanding. The firm’s deep experience enables it to add value by providing tailored financing solutions to high-quality businesses, alongside adding value through active engagement.

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