Advancing the industry, one action at a time
We have implemented ESG and Impact solutions for clients for over two decades. We were early adopters of integrating Environmental, Social, Governance, and Impact factors into our investment process based on unique client needs, and participating in the industry’s evolution. We have developed and implemented a business strategy that supports our clients’ needs while making a positive impact on the world.
ESG and Impact at GCM Grosvenor
Reporting and Policies
2021 Firm Impact Report
2022 TCFD Report
ESG & Impact Policy
2021 Labor Impact Report
ESG Data Convergence Initiative
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 initiative. This collaboration seeks to increase the quality, availability, and comparability of ESG data for private markets through the collection and aggregation of ESG data.
Progressing ESG and Impact investing via active industry partnerships
GCM Grosvenor is a certified CarbonNeutral® Company
To achieve the certification, we reduced and offset our scope 1, scope 2, and selected scope 3 emissions, including business travel and purchased goods and services.3
ESG and Impact Committee
Our ESG and Impact Committee is responsible for developing and regularly reviewing our Firm's 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 our 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.
Private Equity Investments
Chief Human Resources Officer
Strategic Investments Group
Chief Investment Officer
Labor & Government Strategies
Absolute Return Strategies
Head of Investor Relations
Private Equity Investments
Raising the profile of small, emerging, and diverse investment managers
In 2022, we hosted conferences with the mission of promoting a more inclusive industry by raising the visibility of small, emerging, and diverse-led investment managers and in turn, increasing the flow of capital to these managers.
AUM data as of September 30, 2022. We define diverse managers as firms in which women or minority professionals account for at least 25% of firm economics
Employee data as of January 1, 2023.
The data regarding ESG and impact investments (and sub-strategies) presented above and otherwise contained herein, 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. Additional information regarding these conventions and methodologies is available upon request.
1 Data as of September 30, 2022.
2 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.
3 Scope 3 emissions excludes category 15 investment emissions