Our fear of losing money is greater than our fear of missing an opportunity
Risk - Return - Responsibility
To the traditional risk-return analysis,
we add in our investments a third vector, the Responsibility. We believe that
we can only fulfill our fiduciary duty with investors if we pay attention to
our social duty with the community.
Vergara invests in companies and assets that have a real and measurable impact on the environment and society, an indispensable condition for creating long-term value. Adherence to the PRI-UN guarantees compliance with our Responsible Investment Policy.
Environmental, Social and Governance criteria are spindles that define our investment policy. Not only do they apply across the investment process, but they are also essential elements of our funds.
At the environmental level, we invest in real assets that provide critical services for society such as energy, water and waste via our "Vergara Sustainable Infrastructure". Through these services, a growing demand is met with diminishing resources, avoiding the linear economy model of take-make-dispose and reintroducing resources into the value chain.
On a social level we create and keep jobs by investing in sectors that are under-served by most funds, because they are labor and capital intensive via our "Vergara MidMarket".
We collaborate with educational operators, granting scholarships, enabling spaces for today's youth to grow freely and build tomorrow's society.
Governance is understood at three levels: (1) with investors, through our commitment and transparency; (2) with our companies, their clients and their suppliers, through long-term relationships that generate value for all the actors involved; (3) with our employees, recognizing the job well done.