Our firm, led by Head of ESG Priya Joseph, is philosophically aligned to promote ESG issues which are factors in our portfolio risk management process. Senior team members are directly, personally involved in projects to support women and children in need, and we are very proud of Priya founding the Adhyan Foundation which has a trust-based philanthropy approach to reach out to as many people in need as effectively as possible.
We don't have to add to pollution while performing our investment work. We believe that caring for the environment starts with reducing the amount of air-conditioning we use in sunny Singapore. Employees are welcome to come to the office in short-sleeve shirts and smart bermuda shorts, so we can work comfortably even with fans and open windows. With an entire wall of windows facing treetops, the majority of us work without artificial light during the day which studies have shown to help in mental wellbeing.
Here at GAO, we also leverage technology as part of our ESG integration policy in line with MAS guidelines. By applying quantitative methods to data sources, our truESG dashboard allows us to monitor change in ESG factors of invested entities real-time.