Our Impact

Advancing the Industry,
One Action at a Time

Responsible Investing, Diversity Initiatives, and Corporate Citizenship

We are committed to acting in the long-term interests of all of our stakeholders. This philosophy drives us to invest responsibly, operate our business with integrity, and build a diverse and inclusive workplace where our employees can thrive. It also motivates us to volunteer and provide resources for organizations that strengthen the communities where we live and work. By focusing on these initiatives, we believe we are contributing to a successful future – for our clients, our employees, the industry, and our communities. 

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and Impact at GCM Grosvenor

ESG and Impact considerations are core values, which we embrace at every level of our organization.

Responsible Investment
Practices

ESG and Impact investments are implemented through sustainably themed, socially constructive, and impact strategies.

$19.5 billion

ESG and Impact AUM*

Industry
Leadership

We educate and influence by hosting events that promote ESG and Impact themes and by partnering with top industry organizations.

We are a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)**

Responsible Business
Practices

We lead by example with our inclusive culture, community involvement, and environmental programs.

52% of senior professionals

are women or
ethnically diverse

ESG Data Convergence Project

As part of our ongoing commitment to embracing ESG and Impact considerations and standards, we are proud to be participating in the ESG Data Convergence Project. This collaboration seeks to increase the quality, availability, and comparability of ESG data for private markets through the collection and aggregation of ESG data.  

Inclusiveness is part of our ethos and is woven into our core activities. The diversity of our employees is a driving factor of success and is critical to our ability to create and deliver value to our clients.

We promote responsibility and transparency through our investment decisions, business practices, and our industry affiliations.                                                 

GCM Grosvenor hosts two signature conferences for the small, emerging, and diverse manager community to further raise the visibility of these managers. In 2021, nearly 1,000 people combined participated in the virtual events.

Giving back to our communities is one of our core values. Whether through hands-on volunteering, providing financial support, or acting as board members or mentors, the goal is the same – to make a difference.

ESG & Impact Policy

Our ESG & Impact Policy provides a framework for how we apply ESG and Impact considerations regarding our business, how we engage with the communities, and how we pursue, evaluate, and implement investments. It is our ESG and Impact roadmap. Employees are required to read the document and abide by its guidelines.

ESG and Impact Committee

Our ESG and Impact Committee is responsible for developing and regularly reviewing the Firm’s ESG & Impact Policy

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Jonathan Hirschtritt

Managing Director,
Sustainability

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Jason Howard

Managing Director,
Private Equity Investments 

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Sandee Hurse

Managing Director, Chief Human Resources Officer,
Office of the Chairman

Scott Litman

Scott Litman

Managing Director,
Infrastructure Investments

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Fred Pollock

Managing Director,
Chief Investment Officer,
Office of the Chairman

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Jorge Ramirez

Managing Director,
Labor & Government Strategies

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David Richter

Managing Director,
Absolute Return Strategies

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Stacie Selinger

Managing Director,
Head of Investor Relations,
Office of the Chairman

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Amy Wierenga

Managing Director,
Risk Management

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Bernard Yancovich

Managing Director, Private Equity Investments

* ESG & Impact AUM as of June 30, 2022. We define diverse managers as firms in which women or minority professionals account for at least 25% of firm economics.

** GCM Grosvenor conducts its investment management business through its registered investment manager subsidiaries, Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P. and GCM Customized Fund Investment Group, L.P. Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P. became a signatory to the PRI in 2012 and GCM Customized Fund Investment Group, L.P. became a signatory in 2015. In March 2017, GCM Grosvenor became a signatory and replaced the status of the two registered investment manager subsidiaries as PRI signatories.

Employee data as of July 1, 2022.

The data regarding ESG and impact investments (and sub-strategies) presented above is based on the amount committed to and invested in investments by GCM Grosvenor-managed portfolios as of the dates above, based on the assessment of each such investment by GCM Grosvenor investment team members. The relevant investments are placed into categories that are generally consistent with the categories presented in the UN PRI Impact Investing Market Map. Primary fund assessments are based on whether a significant part of the expected strategy of the primary fund falls into an ESG category. Co-investment categorizations are based either on categories represented by the co-investment sponsor or the underlying portfolio company. Diverse Manager investments include investments managed by or sponsored by a diverse manager, based on GCM Grosvenor’s definition of a diverse manager, which is determined by thresholds of manager economic ownership by diverse parties (race, gender, sexual orientation, veterans, disabled persons). There is significant subjectivity in placing an investment in a particular category, and conventions and methodologies used by GCM Grosvenor in categorizing investments and calculating the data presented may differ from those used by other investment managers.