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As market leaders, we recognize that it is our duty to act as catalysts for wider change within our industry and within the communities where we do business. We are committed to leveraging our financial expertise and capitalizing on our human talent to create sustainable value for our stakeholders and the communities we serve. We are proud to have assembled an investment portfolio that includes initiatives that directly feed into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in areas ranging from education and clean energy to microfinance and technology. We believe that the partnerships we have forged and continue to initiate can help realize the SDGs and actively contribute to the future health and prosperity of both business and society.
In line with EFG Hermes’ commitment to sustainability, the Firm chooses to invest responsibly by selecting ventures which are aligned with its own commitments to both local communities and the environment. Among these ventures are enterprises operating in the sectors of education, energy, and microfinancing.
From the business side, EFG Hermes has proven that sustainability is also about the commitment to generating revenues responsibly. One example is the commitment of our Private Equity team through Vortex Energy. On a different front, EFG Hermes Corp-Solutions launched Egypt’s first alternative energy lease finance solution with KarmSolar, Egypt’s largest private off-grid solar energy integrator.
Climate change is perhaps the most significant threat facing our planet today. It poses severe threats to food security, coastal and rural communities, and economies as a whole. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Egypt, where the Nile Delta—the country’s fertile breadbasket—is facing water scarcity, increased soil salinity and rising sea levels.
As a leading responsible Financial services corporation, EFG Hermes understands that ESG issues can affect investment performance and expose its investment bank to potential risks. EFG Hermes believes it is important for its investment professionals to integrate ESG factors within their investment processes.