WAVE invests in essential industries—clean energy, food, water and waste recycling—that are critical for a healthy planet and harmonious society. Hence, the ESG impact is not an afterthought but a core value inherent to our private equity investments.
Our portfolio companies generate strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact at no cost to the customer. Their innovative solutions enhance industrial efficiency and resource productivity, which improve existing processes/products while saving money for their customers. Our investment practices adhere to the dictum:
That which is not profitable, is not sustainable.
WAVE’s investment activities promote financial responsibility as well as environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact. In fact, we believe that these goals are inherently linked and complementary. Our companies lift the value curve to higher plateaus and their impacts are long-lasting because their advanced technology platforms improve ESG performance by:
Conserving the use of energy, water and other natural resources
Creating high quality manufacturing jobs in rural communities with low to moderate incomes
Investing in employee and stakeholder development, training and education
Advocating opportunities for women and minorities
Promoting ESG dialog and ethics through community, school, industry and civic engagements
Reducing pollution and waste, and promoting close-loop recycling of natural resources, and
Incorporating responsible governance measures in the board and management practices
Examples of Portfolio’s ESG Impact
Following are some examples of positive economic and ESG impacts of WAVE’s portfolio companies.