Responsible Investment

MDP integrates ESG considerations into our investment process to underpin and enhance our ability to generate sustainable portfolio value.

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As industry focused investors, we understand which environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) considerations are most material to the resilient growth of our portfolio companies. Beginning in due diligence and throughout the investment cycle, we partner with portfolio management teams to enhance ESG performance in concert with execution of value creation plans.

Organization wide, ESG at MDP is an opportunity to make sound investment decisions in consideration of factors including energy management and efficiency, workforce health, cybersecurity, and business ethics. We believe engagement and collaboration around these issues as well as the diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DE&I”) profile of our firm and our portfolio workforce is critical to building better businesses.

MDP has been guided in our analysis, benchmarking, and transparent reporting on ESG and DE&I metrics by third party advisors, our Limited Partner base, and key industry frameworks including the American Investment Council responsible investing guidelines and the United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investment.

We also are proud to be reporting members of the ESG Data Convergence Initiative, engaging with our portfolio and our peers to drive more sustainable value for our industry, our communities, our employees, our companies, and our investors.

Our ESG and DE&I Approach

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