Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives have fallen off S&P 500 companies earnings call transcripts at a rapid rate, but the importance of prioritizing ESG initiatives is more critical than ever as hundreds of anti-ESG legislation are introduced across the country.
Our team at VMG is laser focused on the goal of investing in businesses that drive value for our Limited Partners (LPs) while supporting the entrepreneurs and management teams behind our portfolio companies. And while we are not an impact fund, we are proud that many of our portfolio companies continue to do good in the world. Whether it’s creating healthier food products or sustainably packaged beauty products, we believe many of our entrepreneurs are charting a better future for consumers and the world.
With that, we are proud to publish VMG’s 2023 Responsible Investment Report — formerly known as our ESG Report.
While VMG’s core focus is delivering strong risk-adjusted returns to our investors, we believe that we have been operating with responsible investing principles in mind since our first fund, with numerous investments in better-for-you brands that are focused on what you put in (and on) your body, promoting healthy living for consumers (and pets!)
Our experience as a long-standing investor in the consumer industry has allowed us to develop a deep understanding of the numerous environmental, social, and governance risks and opportunities that most commonly confront our portfolio companies.
This annual report highlights the incredible work taking place across our consumer and technology investments, past and present. From environmental & social impacts of supply chain to charity and community engagement to unique case studies, you’ll see firsthand how our portfolio companies rise to the occasion time and time again to make a better world for future generations.
If you’re interested in checking out prior years’ reports, visit us at: https://www.vmgpartners.com/accountability.