Davenport considers various social factors in addition to potential stellar economic performance. The group seeks opportunities that have a positive social impact and the potential to become key drivers of emerging trends towards a sustainable future. Davenport measures the social impact of an investment using a cost/benefit analysis and by examining the level of passion it fosters in the end user.
Each investment opportunity must provide a combination of rapid growth potential, a unique selling proposition, strong management and positive social impact.
The social screening process avoids investment in the following:
- arms and weapons
- addictive substances
- companies or projects that violate human rights
- companies or projects that are detrimental to human dignity
- companies or projects that are harmful to the environment