Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
Our commitment to environmental sustainability, social responsibility and corporate governance defines great stewardship across our firm, our stakeholders and the communities we work in, creating the foundation for better informed decisions for the long-term horizon.
We are signatories of the United Nations-supported Principles of Responsible Investing and we integrate ESG principles into all stages of our investment process. Read the Fengate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Overview.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Acting responsibly toward our stakeholders, our communities and those in need is fundamental to our culture and our business. One cannot have a complete picture of our firm without an understanding of our deep commitment to positive social impact, to corporate responsibility, and to giving back.
At the heart of our community efforts is the Fengate Community Foundation (FCF), established in 2010 to enhance Fengate’s philanthropic efforts and establish a more structured way of giving. The FCF is an approximately $2 million grant by Fengate that is administered by the Hamilton Community Foundation, ensuring donations and support reach causes and programs with the most need, within Canada and abroad.
In addition to FCF, Fengate directly donates hundreds of thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours every year in support of community and charitable organizations and events across Canada and the United States.
In 2018, Fengate launched a partnership with ME to WE which, as part of the worldwide WE Movement, believes when people come together, we can create an even better world. Our work with ME to WE is focused on building a sustainable coffee social enterprise program that empowers women, their families and communities. Recent highlights include:
Me to We Charity Partner
Our partnership with Me to We to build together a sustainable coffee program that empowers women farmers and their communities.
Fengate Recreation Fund
The new outdoor facility and Fengate Recreation Fund granting program together represent a new $1 million gift to the city.
St. Felix Centre Volunteer Project
The Private Equity Team gives back to those in the local community who are experiencing poverty, trauma, violence, abuse, malnutrition, mental illness, addiction and homelessness.
Charity Toy Drive
The Fengate team donated toys, books and sports gear to local communities to encourage physical activity and support children who were not able to participant due to economic differences.
The Shoebox Project for Shelters
The Shoebox Project delivers gifts to over 36,500 women in 250+ communities across North America. Let’s reduce the feeling of isolation for women in crisis.
Louis Serafini Community Day
The Helping Hands Project provides and builds prosthetic hands that are then donated to amputee landmine victims throughout the developing world.