Labor Impact Investing

Labor Impact Investing

The GCM Grosvenor Labor Impact Strategy is founded on the belief that attractive infrastructure investment opportunities are more likely to be unlocked through close partnership among labor, government, and private capital. 

Making an Impact

 

Labor Impact Strategy Investments have had a significant effect on local labor forces and 

economies, which is only expected to increase as the strategy’s portfolio continues to grow.1

 

For more detail, including investment summaries, read the full 2020 Labor and Economic Impact Report

 

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2020 Labor and Economic Impact Report

Throughout 2020, our Labor Impact Strategy was able to deploy capital in investments that seek to achieve quality risk-adjusted returns, while producing considerable economic opportunities for working people. 2

Dedicated Team

We have assembled a dedicated Labor Impact Team that integrates investment, labor, and government expertise to source and execute infrastructure investments that align with our investors’ priorities. We believe the relationships, knowledge, and understanding of these key stakeholder constituencies are differentiated factors that enable us to execute on the strategy. 

GCMG labor impact team

Responsible Contracting

The Labor Impact Strategy has adopted a world-class Responsible Contactor Policy, developed in collaboration with North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) and other labor organizations. It promotes fair benefits, wages, working conditions, and training opportunities for workers on projects for the Labor Impact Strategy.

✓ Competitive bidding process

✓ Construction and operations

✓ Contractors with a responsible track record

✓ Project Labor Agreements

✓ Worker protections

✓ Advance notice to signatory contractors

✓ Enforcement mechanisms

In 2020, NABTU evaluated real estate and infrastructure asset managers on the content and commitment demonstrated in their responsible contractor practices and policies. We received the second-highest grade among responding managers, and a perfect score in 8 out of the 10 categories assessed. 

It is rare to find a firm such as GCM Grosvenor that brings the sophistication of a global investment platform and embraces the values of the labor movement."

- Sean McGarvey, President of NABTU
NABTU
We continually seek to improve our industry and our communities through responsible investing and hiring practices, as well as impactful corporate citizenship activities.

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1 Data as of December 31, 2020.

To estimate the economic impacts associated with its investments, the Labor Impact Strategy utilized the IMPLAN Input-Output model. For more information on the methodology, please see the full 2020 Labor and Economic Impact Report. For illustrative purposes only. Information included herein has been provided by parties not affiliated with GCM Grosvenor. GCM Grosvenor has not independently verified such information and makes no representation of warranty as to its accuracy or completeness. 

2 No assurances can be given that any investment will achieve its objectives or avoid losses.