In April 2019, Flat World Partners proudly became a signatory of the Operating Principles for Impact Management, which provides a guiding framework for the incorporation of impact into each step of the investment process. Part of the requirement as a signatory is to provide an annual disclosure of how the firm’s process adheres and aligns to the Impact Principles, allowing the opportunity for constant improvement and reflection on the way we work towards our impact goals. As of July 2021, Flat World Partners has completed our second Disclosure Statement outlining how impact and sustainability considerations are incorporated into our investment process, ideas and execution.
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As the US vaccinates its teens and drops its masks, the FWP team got together for an offsite at the offices of our JV partner, Titan Advisors, followed by a backyard BBQ at our CIO’s house. We sat down with the Titan team to discuss ESG trends in the hedge fund space and the range of sustainability practices taken up by managers. We’re seeing everything from thematic climate strategies, to deep engagement to companies, all the way to weak applications of ESG scores. The dispersion in the quality of ESG integration is widening in long/short equity, activist, credit…