We are committed to the highest standards of business practices and ethics and ESG is a part of this commitment. We recognize ESG issues can affect investment performance and believe that managing these risks and opportunities can protect against and mitigate undue risk and foster an environment for long-term value creation. In formalizing its commitment to ESG management, our ESG Policy provides a defined a set of principles that guide our consideration of material ESG issues in investment decisions and ownership practices and strives to align with our Guidelines for Responsible Investment.
We are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We appreciate a culture that embraces employee differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, race, religion, and other characteristics that make our employees unique. In formalizing its commitment, our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy provides a defined set of principles that strives to create a culture where diversity contributes to a better company and better returns for our investors, where equality and inclusion is achievable for all our stakeholders, and where opportunities, support and accountability are a part of our daily work ethic. We are committed to continually improvements in these areas as we strive to be good stewards of the capital committed to us and good corporate citizens.