Blue Wolf believes that strong businesses, a healthy environment, and a fairly compensated workforce are foundations of a just and sustainable society. That’s why our investment strategy is both value-generating and values-driven.
We don’t believe that participating in a market, and creating value, are the same thing. That’s why we often invest in companies that have faced complex challenges and use our core competencies to align stakeholder interests to fundamentally fix historic problems. By striving to create businesses that generate value and have a long-term, positive impact on society through sustainable growth, innovation, and meaningful employment, we achieve superior results.
Blue Wolf supports the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI), and we integrate environmental, social, regulatory and governance risk assessments into our investment process. We strive to maximize risk returns by investing responsibly not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because it positions our businesses to succeed.
Transparency matters in business. Blue Wolf establishes governance structures at our portfolio companies to ensure oversight of key aspects of the operations, specifically with regard to audit, risk management and conflicts of interest. We also seek to implement compensation policies that firmly align the interests of owners, management and employees.
We aren’t content with doing good work today. We strive to be better tomorrow. Blue Wolf promotes a culture of continuous improvement that cuts across efficiency, productivity, competition, occupational safety, environmental impact and the relentless daily execution of tasks, projects and initiatives.
We hold ourselves, and our portfolio companies, accountable to act with integrity and demand a high standard of conduct – not settling for mere compliance with applicable laws and ordinances. We strive to set an example by expecting every member of the team to act ethically and honestly in every situation. We strive to earn the trust of the various constituencies that are often present in our most challenging and complex investments.
Conventional wisdom is that differences between people are often unbridgeable. We don’t believe that; we believe differences and diversity produce growth and resilience. And it begins with respect. We value our employees and the employees of our portfolio companies, and we work alongside them and their labor unions as respected partners in the business. We believe in providing a safe and healthy work environment, paying fair wages and benefits, eliminating all forms of workplace discrimination and ensuring that no investments are made in companies that utilize harmful labor standards.
Honesty, integrity, and prudent decision-making require transparency. Blue Wolf is open and transparent about our activities and those of our businesses – and we are available to our investors and portfolio companies at all times. We are close collaborators with key stakeholders, and we strive to provide timely information to our limited partners and portfolio companies because it’s the most responsible way to do our job.