Selection Process

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
  • chemicals
  • 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
  • nuclear