Sustainability: Environmental, Social, and Governence

Anchorless is an institutional investor where ESG considerations are intrinsically embedded within our investment thesis and encouraged through our active engagement and co-creation with portfolio companies. 

We recognize the need to consider the potential environmental and social risks brought about by the investments that we make, as well as to identify and appropriately address any impacts that may consequently arise. Hence, all potential investments of Anchorless Bangladesh will be screened using our Environmental & Social Management System (ESMS) prior to our involvement in any financing for any new investments. 

We also recognize that when we invest in an early-stage company we have a unique opportunity to foster an E&S-focused culture from the outset and in so doing this supports the sustainable growth and future opportunities for the company.

Our approach is to actively engage with our portfolio companies to ensure that the E&S risks and impacts have been carefully considered and, where necessary, ensure that the portfolio company adopts and implements an E&S risk mitigation/action plan.  Portfolio companies have adopted a comprehensive ESMS Policy and investments are reviewed and evaluated against the requirements of the following standards:

We will require compliance with applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations in the jurisdictions of operations at a minimum, and those identified by the ESMS International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards (2012), and World Bank Group (WBG) Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Guidelines (General and sector-specific as relevant). 

If you have any questions, concerns or inquiries regarding the details of the policy please contact us at:

For any internal or external complaints please refer to the firms grievance policy and/or email for support.