Core Values of Blue Wolf Capital Partners
Results. We believe our core values allow us to achieve superior returns for our investors and sustainable profitability for our portfolio companies. Although we often invest in companies which have experienced distress, we strive to create businesses which generate value and have a long-term, impact on society through sustainable growth, innovation, meaningful employment, and environmental responsibility.
Responsible Investing. We are active investors who often control the companies in which we invest. We endeavor to maximize risk-adjusted returns for our limited partners and other stakeholders by investing responsibly. We support the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI) and integrate environmental, social, regulatory, and governance risk assessments into our investment process because we believe this approach leads to successful and sustainable results.
Governance and Alignment. We establish governance structures at our portfolio companies to ensure oversight of all aspects of their operations, and specifically with regard to audit, risk management, and conflicts of interest. We implement compensation policies that firmly align the interests of owners, management, and employees.
Continuous Improvement. We promote a culture of continuous improvement which cuts across efficiency and productivity, competiveness, occupational safety and health, and environmental impact, and of relentless daily execution of tasks, projects and initiatives.
Accountability. We are active partners with our portfolio companies and acknowledge our share of the responsibility for their success. We act with honesty and integrity in the work we do to earn the trust of the various constituencies that are often present in the challenging and complex situations in which we invest. We hold our portfolio companies accountable to act with similar integrity and demand a higher standard beyond their compliance with the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, and other applicable laws.
Respect for Workforce. We value our employees and the employees of our portfolio companies, and we work with them and their labor unions as respected partners in the business. We comply with all applicable state, local and federal labor laws. We provide a safe and healthy work environment, pay fair wages and benefits, eliminate all forms of workplace discrimination, and insure that no investments are made in companies that utilize forced or child labor. We believe that a workforce that includes diversity of people, diversity of perspectives and diversity of business practices is fundamental to our value creation mission.
Transparency. We are partners with our investors and our portfolio companies. We provide timely information on all the matters noted above to our limited partners and portfolio companies and are transparent about our activities and those of our portfolio companies. We are available at all times for our investors and portfolio companies.