Responsible Ownership

At ߲ݴý, we believe that responsible investment practices and consideration of business relevant ESG factors can enhance long-term value creation for our partners and portfolio companies.

Kinderhook portfolio companies seek to innovate and create value*, particularly in these areas:

environmental stability
diversity, equity and inclusion
healthcare equity

*There can be no assurance that Kinderhook’s ESG policies and procedures as described herein will continue, and Kinderhook’s ESG policies and procedures could change, even materially. Additionally, ESG factors are only some of the many factors Kinderhook considers with respect to investments, and there is no guarantee that Kinderhook’s implementation of its ESG program, which depends in part on qualitative judgments, will enhance long-term value and financial returns for investors. To the extent Kinderhook engages with portfolio companies on ESG-related practices and potential enhancements thereto, there is no guarantee that such engagements will improve the performance of the investment. Additionally, there can be no assurance that Kinderhook or its investments will be able to achieve any ESG-related objectives.

߲ݴý is a proud signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) and we are committed to the UNPRI Principles of Responsible Investment.

Principle 1

We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.

We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.

We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.

We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.

We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.

We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.

Our Commitment to ESG

߲ݴý is committed to environmental sustainability, social responsibility and effective corporate governance (ESG). Our portfolio companies seek to innovate and create value, particularly in the areas of healthcare equity, environmental sustainability, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Kinderhook Companies ESG Highlights

Our portfolio companies seek to innovate and create value, particularly in the areas of healthcare equity, environmental sustainability, and diversity, equity and inclusion. We are pleased to share here the important work a few of our companies are doing today.

Meet Kinderhook Portfolio Companies Making a Difference

Case studies presented herein are for illustrative purposes only and have been selected to provide examples of Kinderhook’s application of its ESG program and ESG practices at certain of Kinderhook’s portfolio companies. Descriptions of any ESG achievements or improved practices or outcomes are not necessarily intended to indicate that Kinderhook has substantially contributed to such achievements, practices, or outcomes. For instance, Kinderhook’s ESG efforts may have been one of many factors—including such other factors as engagement by portfolio company management, advisors, and other third parties—contributing to the success described in each of the selected case studies. References to these particular portfolio companies should not be considered a recommendation of any particular security, investment, or portfolio company or be used as an indication of the current or future performance of Kinderhook’s investments.

In Their Own Words

*The statements about ESG made by portfolio company executives are intended to illustrate certain ESG-related opinions of those individuals rather than Kinderhook’s capabilities or expertise with respect to investment advisory services.

A Closer Look

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Circon In the News

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  • Bold advocate pushing for federal policy change to ensure equal communications

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