Our approach to assessing ESG risks and opportunities is embedded in the implementation of Soul Patts’ investment strategy, and guided by our Sustainable Investment Policy.
Our active ownership style allows us to counsel and independently challenge our investee companies in relation to the management of ESG and sustainability. We approach sustainability through the lens of continuous improvement, and we engage, influence and monitor the performance of companies across our broader portfolio. While our level of influence depends on our level of ownership, we have an active interest in managing ESG to maximise long term value. Please download our latest Sustainability Report to read more about our progress.
Our founder, Lewy Pattinson, was a devoted philanthropist and made substantial donations to his community and to research. In 1940 he donated the first plane to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), which Soul Patts continues its long association with to this day. Since 2020, Soul Patts has donated nine Flightcell DZMx Satellite tracking systems and their installation across the RFDS’ current fleet to improve service and safety capabilities at any altitude.
Soul Patts is committed to continuing this generous spirit and leveraging our services, time, and philanthropy to support not-for-profit organisations and build resilience in our communities through the Soul Patts Foundation. It was established in 1988 to support disadvantaged members of the community. Our employees have identified mental health, regional and rural communities, and breaking down barriers for women as important themes which inform the decisions behind our partnerships and our social responsibilities.