Quantum is Committed to Creating Positive Change
Read more about our commitment and progress in the 2022 Quantum ESG Report.
Environmental, Social And Governance (ESG)
Systematic integration of ESG factors as part of our decision-making is not just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing. Identifying and analyzing ESG factors enhances our portfolio’s resilience to the evolving landscape of regulatory, environmental, and social priorities.
Quantum’s ESG strategy is consistent with our hands-on investment style. We integrate ESG factors into our investment decision-making, and we encourage our business partners to do the same. We provide our companies with expectations, guidelines, incentives, and resources to incorporate, measure, and manage ESG elements embedded in their operations.
exposures that conflict with principles and values
ESG risks and opportunities
integrating ESG analysis
Quantum ESG Program Objectives
- Societal megatrends
- Stakeholder engagement
- Regulatory technology
- Material ESG factors
- Risk assessments
- Scenario analysis
Asset Level ESG Implementation / Development
- Monitoring & evaluation
- Implementation support
- Risk mitigation and continuous improvement
- Cost benefit analysis
- Growth/discount rate adjustment
- Portfolio performance
Identifying Material ESG Factors
Our ESG framework employs both bottoms-up and top-down approaches to identify high probability and high impact material risks and opportunities for current and prospective portfolio companies. We leverage the factors recommended by organizations such as The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, The Global Reporting Initiative and The International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conversation Association.
- Greenhouse gas emissions from operations (scopes 1 & 2)
- Greenhouse gas emissions from products (scope 3)
- Climate resilience
- Biodiversity and habitat
- Air emissions
- Water consumption
- Spill prevention
- Well closure and site decommissioning
- Health and safety
- Labor standards and human rights
- Asset integrity and process safety
- Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)
- Community engagement
- Indigenous people and first nation rights
- Land acquisition, use and resettlement
- ESG performance monitoring, evaluation and reporting
- Stakeholder engagement
- Business ethics and code of conduct
- Executive incentives tied of ESG performance
ESG Frameworks And Collaborations
Quantum became a signatory of the United-Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in 2020, and we utilize its Principles to inform our ESG integration strategy.
Quantum Co-sponsors EDF’s Methane Solutions Summit 2020
In both 2020 and 2021, Quantum participated in a virtual summit with The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to engage private equity companies on the business and climate importance of methane mitigation. More than 50 companies attended the summits, which included remarks by Wil VanLoh and Sean O’Donnell from Quantum as well as a presentation from KODA Resources, a Quantum portfolio company.
More on the EDF summit can be found here.
“If oil and gas companies cannot effectively collaborate on regulation and help design workable solutions for improving methane management, then ultimately all sides lose in a very big way.”
– Wil VanLoh
Charitable Organizations We Support
Our commitment to making a difference in the lives of individuals and families extends from the streets of Houston to communities around the world. We focus on education of inner-city youth, eradicating poverty, eliminating sex trafficking, and providing clean water and sanitation training. Quantum currently supports the following organizations:
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