Headquartered in the United States of America, The Carlyle Group was founded in 1987 and provides private equity, alternative asset management and financial services with $376 billion assets under management as of 2021. The financial institution has 1900 employees in 26 locations around the world.
In terms of senior leadership accountability, the responsibility for sustainability issues within the Carlyle Group lies with the board of directors. The Carlyle Group has identified and prioritised its impacts through a materiality assessment process which included feedback from external stakeholders through an impact analysis aligned with internationally recognised frameworks. Additionally, the financial institution discloses a list of trade associations of which it is a member including sustainability- and non-sustainability-related organisations.
The Carlyle Group discloses the proportion of women in its total direct operations workforce for each employee category. In addition, the asset manager has a grievance mechanism accessible to all workers, external individuals and communities to raise human rights complaints or concerns.
The Carlyle Group has an opportunity to link the remuneration of its executive or management teams to sustainability performance criteria. Thefinancial institution could make a public commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment. It has an opportunity to disclose the proportion of women in senior leadership roles as well as how it addresses any gender pay gaps. The financial institution has an opportunity to describe its engagement approach on sustainability themes and impact topics with clients and investees.
There is no evidence that the Carlyle Group discloses a target to reach net-zero financed emissions by 2050. Moreover, the financial institution could disclose interim emissions reduction targets at the group level, such as a 45% reduction in financed emissions by 2030. The financial institution has an opportunity to disclose the key sectors and companies it has identified as priorities to engage with on climate change. The financial institution could disclose its financing activities devoted to climate solutions and make a public commitment to minimising the negative impacts it has on nature and biodiversity.No evidence was found regarding the financial institution’s approach to fossil fuels that spans across the fossil fuel value chain, such as the amount or share of finance it directs towards fuels, or its stance on financing companies with new fossil fuel projects.
There is no evidence that the Carlyle Group has a publicly available policy statement committing it to respect human rights laid out in the UN Guiding Principles. The financial institution could describe the process for identifying its human rights risks and impacts through its relevant financing activities. There is no evidence that the financial institution discloses the proportion of its total direct operations workforce for each employee category by age group. To provide transparency on financial inclusivity, the financial institution has an opportunity to disclose the amount of finance directed towards, for example, women-owned businesses, small- and medium-sized enterprises or low-income developing countries.
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United States of America
Revenue: USD 8.78 billion; Total assets: USD 376 billion