AT Capital-Responsibility

commitment

The AT Capital Group of companies adheres to international best practices with respect to environmental and social responsibility, corporate and ethical governance (ESG).

Responsibility

Our teams are committed at every level to these best practices as guiding covenants of our business operations.

We recognize that ESG issues can impact the performance of our portfolio companies across businesses, industries and geographies. We have aligned our ESG principles with the United Nations backed framework for Principles for Responsible Investment.

Based on our founding principles of responsible investing:
  • We incorporate ESG principles into our investment analysis and decision-making processes as well as our shareholding policies and practices
  • We ensure that our portfolio companies adopt the gold standard in Anti-Bribery and Corruption policies
  • We demand appropriate disclosure on ESG issues from our portfolio companies
  • We respect the human rights of people impacted by our investment activities and steer away from investments in companies that utilize child or forced labor or maintain discriminatory policies
  • We are committed to compliance with applicable national, state, and local labor laws in the countries where we invest

In addition to external support, the AT Capital Group has internal checks, systems and procedures to ensure good governance, compliance and control. We continuously strive to ensure that all our dealings follow ethics of the highest standards. Further, the AT Capital Group also ensures that its investments and operations are carried out in a manner that reflects fair dealing with business partners, customers and other stakeholders.

We continually review global best practices to ensure the group companies remains in line with the international gold standards for compliance and corporate governance.

GOVERNANCE

The AT Capital Group is committed to the highest standards of corporate governance, business integrity and professionalism in all its activities.

To ensure that best practices are adhered to, AT Capital Group seeks the advice of leading consultants to ensure that compliance targets are met, or surpassed.

Environmental & Social Responsibility

AT Capital Group promotes sustainable social development through its investments and corporate responsibility programmes. We believe that companies should play a crucial role in taking care of the communities in which they operate.

Accordingly AT Capital Group contributes to the development and funding of the following charities:

  • Parivaar, India
    Parivaar, India

    Parivaar is a non-denominational, humanitarian organisation based in West Bengal, India. Parivaar, believes that changing the destinies of its children will change the destiny of India. For over 10 years, Parivaar has worked toward the total care and overall development of children who are highly vulnerable to exploitation, victimization and trafficking, including orphans, street children, abandoned children and impoverished children from tribal areas. AT Capital Group assists Parivaar in providing residential accomodation, education, and physical activity in a loving and caring atmosphere for boys and girls.

    With over 930 children, Parivaar is one of the largest free residential homes for kids from destitute backgrounds in Eastern India. It is seen as a model institution in the field of care and overall development of vulnerable children, winning the 2011 National Child Welfare Award: the highest recognition by the Indian Government.

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  • CanKids, India
    CanKids, India

    CanKids is a support group for children with cancer and their families in India. In India, there are an estimated 50,000 new cases of childhood cancer per year in the 0-15 age group alone. The majority of these children die due to economic and awareness obstacles when in fact, if identified early enough and treated correctly at a proper cancer centre, survival rates should approach western levels of 75-95%. CanKids was established in 2004 by Founder Chairman PoonamBagai, herself a 2000 cancer survivor.

    CanKids is a national society dedicated to 'Change for Childhood Cancer in India' and is registered as an Indian charitable society.

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  • AkshayPatra, India
    AkshayPatra, India

    The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation head quartered in Bangalore, India. The organisation fights hunger and malnutrition in the country. By implementing the mid-day meal scheme in the Government schools and Government aided schools, AkshayaPatra aims to fight not only hunger but also encourage children to attend school. AT Capital Group assists the organisation's efforts to increase its reach to more children with wholesome food on every single school day.

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  • Ayala, Kazakhstan
    Ayala, Kazakhstan

    Alaya is a charitable organisation based in Kazakhstan which is focused on children's welfare. It receives funding from major corporations to sustain its projects. AT Capital Group participates in funding boarding school pupils who come from low-income families. It also works in close association with children attending special (correctional) boarding schools. To date, Ayala has raised over US$5 million and seeks the support of the public to invest in the future of underprivileged children in Kazakhstan.

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  • Social Development
  • DwarakamaiSeva Trust, India
    DwarakamaiSeva Trust, India

    The Dwarakamai Seva Trust is a registered non-profit service organisation started by a group of young people inspired by Jagadguru Shree Sai Baba of Shirdi. The Trust runs an old age home at Shirdi to serve poor neglected senior citizens.

    The old age home caters for 30 senior citizens, with many more applying. The Trust currently restricts the number to 30, but there are plans to expand.