At Jaguar, our goal is to invest in a prudent and responsible manner and to create and preserve value for our investors. Toward that end, we believe it is important not merely to achieve the right level of return for our investors—but to do so in the right way.
In striving to fulfill our goal, we are committed to upholding high standards of integrity and international best business practices. We recognize the benefits of following good environmental, social and corporate governance (“ESG”) policies, and believe that sound ESG principles and practices are consistent with—and supportive of—the business, financial and other objectives that we must take into consideration in managing our business.
For further information, we refer you to the following document: IFC ESMS.PDF
The ESMS constitutes an integral element of the investment decision-making process for our Funds and we review and update it regularly. We also have appointed and will maintain a qualified environmental and social officer with primary responsibility for implementing, administering and supervising the ESMS.
We encourage each of our portfolio companies to establish and maintain an environmental and social management system consistent with the E&S Policy.
We also maintain and comply with policies, procedures, systems and controls to identify and manage integrity and anti-corruption compliance risks. These includes policies with respect to anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism that are in compliance with applicable national laws and regulations and consistent with international best practices.
With respect to our investments, transactions, and investors, Jaguar maintains a rigorous due diligence process: (A) to comply with all applicable U.S. and Foreign anti-corruption and anti-money laundering laws and regulations; (B) to use all commercially reasonable efforts to comply with best practices promulgated by international organizations such as the United Nations and the International Finance Corporation; and (C) to exclude persons and entities included on global “watch lists”, including the World Bank Listing of Ineligible Firms and Individuals (www.worldbank.org/debarr or any successor website or location) and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN).
Jaguar’s commitment to investing and doing business with the utmost integrity and responsibility is and will remain an essential element of our culture.