Quinn & Partners is a leading ESG advisor to institutional investors

Our team supports asset owners and managers to implement responsible investment, stewardship and sustainable investing.

 

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OUR CLIENT SERVICES

GOVERNANCE & STRATEGY

• ESG/PRI assessments

• ESG integration roadmaps

• ESG governance charter

• ESG policy/asset-class sub-policies

• ESG training

• Impact investing frameworks

DUE DILIGENCE & ACTION PLANS

• Direct investment for ESG due diligence in all asset classes

• External manager ESG evaluation tools and scorecards

ENGAGEMENT & MONITORING

• External manager engagement and communications

• ESG key performance indicators and scorecards

• Fund ESG/impact measurement and carbon footprinting

• Portfolio company training

DISCLOSURE & VERIFICATION

• Sustainable investing and ESG reporting

• Carbon footprint verification

• Reporting: PRI, GRESB, TCFD, PCAF, SDGs, IFC, GIIN

CASE STUDIES

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The challenge

crafting a strong esg policy

Quinn & Partners was retained by a multi-asset class global asset manager to inventory current responsible investment practices during pre- and post-investments and associated governance and reporting. To identify practices and benchmark them against standards and peers, we conducted in-depth interviews with investment team members, including those in public equity, infrastructure, real estate, and hedge fund aggregation (fund-of-funds). We summarized current responsible investment practices and developed practical steps to strengthen them. The project results included a draft ESG policy, implementation recommendations and adoption of external standards, PRI and GRESB.

The challenge

ongoing esg program management and disclosure

Quinn & Partners supported a large pension fund to embed ESG in its direct and indirect investment model. We have an annual mandate to ensure they adhere to ESG commitments, engage with external managers to deliver the program and report on progress, including an annual program review based on market intelligence, portfolio management team training, ESG scorecard, investment due diligence and asset management checklists, quarterly ESG discussions with external managers and ESG measurement and reporting (PRI, GRESB, Sustainability Report, ESG Scorecard) across the portfolio.

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The challenge

ASSESSING CLIMATE RISK AND RESILIENCE ACROSS A GLOBAL PORTFOLIO

Quinn & Partners was retained to perform a climate change risk and resilience assessment on a global $14 bn real estate portfolio. The team worked with the client’s insurance provider to acquire data on physical, climate change-related risks. For acute risks, we analyzed historical data for overland flooding, storm surge, wildfire and wind. For chronic risks, we examined forward-looking climate projections for precipitation changes, temperature changes and sea-level rise, and created a forward-looking climate risk index. We then collected property resilience data using a survey deployed to nearly 200 properties across the world and developed a resilience score for each property. The risk and resilience score for each site was summarized in a matrix, providing a portfolio-wide view of the state of climate change risk and resilience across all holdings.