Quantum is Committed to Creating Positive Change

Quantum strives to build sustainable companies for the long-term that help to ensure a responsible transition to net-zero emissions. We amplify our impact by donating our time and resources to make a lasting difference in this world.

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.

Quantum is a signatory to the U.N.’s Principles for Responsible Investment and the ILPA Diversity in Action initiative.

Avoid

exposures that conflict with principles and values

Identify

ESG risks and opportunities

Invest

integrating ESG analysis

Steward

outcome-oriented investments

Influence

through engagement
and results

Quantum ESG Program Objectives

Deal Sourcing

Due Diligence

Investment
Decisions

Ownership

Exit

Inputs

Qualitative:

  • Societal megatrends
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Regulatory technology

ESG INTEGRATION

DEAL LIFECYCLE

Quantitative:

  • Material ESG factors
  • Risk assessments
  • Scenario analysis
  • Liabilities

Asset Level ESG Implementation / Development

  • Monitoring & evaluation
  • Implementation support
  • Risk mitigation and continuous improvement

Financial
Integration

  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Growth/discount rate adjustment
  • Portfolio performance

Avoid

exposures that conflict with principles and values

Identify

ESG risks and opportunities

Invest

into integrating ESG analysis

Impact

with outcome-oriented investments

Influence

through results and engagement

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.

Environmental

  • Greenhouse gas emissions from operations (scopes 1 & 2)
  • Greenhouse gas emissions from products (scope 3)
  • Climate resilience
  • Biodiversity and habitat
  • Air emissions
  • Water consumption
  • Wastewater
  • Waste
  • Spill prevention
  • Well closure and site decommissioning

Social

  • 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

      Governance

      • ESG performance monitoring, evaluation and reporting

      • Stakeholder engagement

      • Business ethics and code of conduct

      • Cybersecurity

      • Executive incentives tied of ESG performance

      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:

      Hurricane Harvey
      Relief Fund

      In August 2017 Hurricane Harvey struck Houston, causing the most disastrous flooding in the nation’s history. Every Houstonian was impacted directly or indirectly during the flood and after the flood waters receded. Three years later, many people still have not fully recovered.

      Quantum provided disaster relief and support for various Houston families, communities, and Quantum employees affected by Hurricane Harvey. Quantum, its employees, and its friends contributed more than $1.5 million to these efforts. We provided grants to a dozen Houston nonprofit organizations that helped rebuild community infrastructure, met immediate relief needs as well as provided temporary income for those who were unable to work, lost vehicles, or required home repairs.

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