Philanthropy

Philanthropy is an integral part of Firmament's culture. Our commitment to corporate responsibility is embedded in every investment decision we make. We support a wide variety of innovative programs that we believe improve quality of life worldwide.

Firmament believes that maintaining a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in our business decisions is essential in developing sustainable long-term strategies for our portfolio companies. Our ultimate goal is to invest for both strong returns and positive social and environmental change.

ENVIRONMENTAL

We acknowledge that our operations have far-reaching environmental impact. We are therefore committed to ensuring that environmental risks are identified and that our business is environmentally responsible.

Examples of environmental factors that we maintain a close awareness of include climate change, natural resource depletion and pollution. A focus on sustainability is embedded within our investment process.

SOCIAL

Firmament is committed to building better futures for disadvantaged and underserved individuals and communities. We work with innovative charitable organizations including Tuesday’s Children, NextStep 365Stop Soldier SuicideNational Multiple Sclerosis SocietyMcLarty Scholars, Baptist Health Foundation and Vital Voices, among others. Identifying these types of programs is a further embodiment of our vision, as we seek to assist these organizations in a meaningful way.

Our goal is to enable more people to share in the rewards of a growing economy, and our philanthropy program harnesses the unique expertise of our employees to improve quality of life worldwide.

GOVERNANCE

Firmament believes that a strong commitment to the highest standards of business practice and ethics is a necessity for long-term value creation. Our culture is built upon honesty, integrity and transparency and we make every effort to promote these values in all of our business dealings.

As part of our commitment to delivering superior investment returns, we expect companies that we work with to demonstrate the highest standards of corporate governance.