Responsibility

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Processes and procedures relating to the Responsible Investment Policy’s implementation are tailored to the firm’s various platforms and asset classes.

At Ares, we believe that integrating environmental, social and corporate governance factors in our investment and portfolio management processes leads to superior investment outcomes. Whether it’s protecting and growing the capital of our Limited Partners, creating long-term value for our shareholders or aligning our interests with business partners, we are committed to supporting sustainable practices that generate positive environmental and social impact – not just now, but for years to come.

Our Responsible Investment policy is based on Ares' adherence to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) as a signatory and applies to all asset classes, industries and countries in which Ares invests.

As part of the firm’s commitment to prioritizing ESG values, Ares announced a strategic partnership with

Volery Capital Partners in May 2019, under which Ares became a minority shareholder of Volery and agreed to provide capital to support the firm’s operating and investment activities. Volery is a private equity firm that provides growth equity and strategic support to leading investment managers that generate positive environmental and social impact. Capital allocations to both sustainable and impact investments are growing globally, and Volery and Ares believe that there is significant opportunity to establish the leading growth equity platform supporting impact- and sustainability-focused asset managers. Volery’s investment strategy will create exposure to this secular growth and demonstrate that strong financial returns and positive impact can be mutually reinforcing.

 

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our ESG Efforts

Our commitment to generating a positive impact extends beyond our investment practices to our people and communities: 
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Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives

We embrace our differences and offer a multitude of programs and policies that support our diverse workforce and enrich our work environment.

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Community Involvement

We partner with charitable organizations to make an impact in our communities.

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UK Modern Slavery
Act 2015 and UK
Stewardship Code

In compliance with the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015, Ares Management Limited has published its annual Modern Slavery Act Statement, setting out the steps it has taken to endeavor to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in its business and supply chains. Click here for the Modern Slavery Act Statement.

Given Ares’ investment focus away from traditional equities, there is limited direct applicability of the UK Stewardship Code to the Firm; however, Ares has adopted this Stewardship Code Disclosure Statement, applying the principles of the Code, where appropriate, to its investment groups. Click here to see UK Stewardship Code Disclosure Statement.