Welcome to Motilal Oswal Alternates

Committed to driving
sustainable progress

Investing in sustainability
and transformation

As part of our corporate responsibility, we are actively prioritising Environmental, Social and Governance considerations in our investing approach and business decisions. We evaluate our investment opportunities based on the way in which companies and our Limited Partners (LP) prioritise ESG factors in their businesses. We also support our portfolio companies' ESG efforts by collaborating with the management and helping strengthen their business model.

ESG APPROACH

Measuring progress as responsible fund managers

Environment

We are deeply cognisant of climate change and its ramifications. Our objective, therefore, is to rally our portfolio companies to work concertedly towards making more ecological choices.

Social

Through our investments, we focus on making a tangible difference by creating growth opportunities. We invest in companies that work with the goal of achieving strategic targets, such as employment generation, gender diversity and financial inclusion across the country.

Governance

We believe that accountable corporate governance is at the heart of successful corporations and we strive to implement such continuous improvements across our portfolio companies.

Investing Criteria

Provide growth capital to mid-market companies

Focus on four key industry verticals

Achieve superior, risk-adjusted returns for investors

QGLP framework to identify companies

Special and Environment Management Systems (SEMS) as an important area of diligence pre-investment

ESG Framework

Investment screening against applicable regulatory framework and acceptable industry standards

Periodic evaluation to ensure continued compliance

Effective E&S management practices in all investments

Upholding transparency in funding investors to manage ESG aspects

Dedicated team assigned to oversee ESG compliance in fund and portfolio companies

ESG FOCUS

An interplay of our investing criteria and ESG framework enables us to identify our key ESG focus areas
and parameters while making investment and business decisions.

We accord the most importance to the progress made by our investee companies in the following areas:

Employment generation

Financial inclusion

Healthcare accessibility

Community development

Gender balance

Climate action

Case Stories

Evaluating impact across
our investments

We believe that our investment in companies should bear a positive impact on the society at large. Thus, we prioritise certain key areas and partner with companies that are making a positive impact on life and living. We thus partner with businesses that are driving financial inclusion, employment generation and access to quality healthcare.

Motilal Oswal Private Equity’s ESG Approach

Motilal Oswal Private Equity (MOPE) being a responsible investor, is fully committed to ensure that all our portfolio companies comply with the ESG standards prescribed by IFC and World Bank. We have integrated our ESG framework into our investment approach and engagement with portfolio companies to deliver long-term value for our stakeholders.

We examine the ESG parameters during the investment phase and engage deeper with our portfolio companies during the course of our investment cycle. We believe that attention to ESG principles reduces overall risk. Our commitment is to increase awareness on the importance of ESG principles, with a view to securing the future and growth of the companies. We encourage our portfolio companies to manage risks responsibly and to go beyond regulatory requirements.

For any questions or concerns pertaining to the MOPE’s Environmental, Social & Governance Policy and / or of the portfolio investments financed by MOPE, please reach out to us at: Vineet.Shah@motilaloswal.com or Jay.Mehta@motilaloswal.com.

We will respond to any such queries within 30 business days from the receipt of the communication.

Where the question or concern relates to a portfolio investment financed by MOPE, the interested or affected person(s) are first encouraged to discuss the matter directly with the portfolio company. In cases where the concerns are not addresses sufficiently at the portfolio company level, please write to us at the email id mentioned above.

There is no cost or fee associated with submitting a question or concern. Interested and affected parties can request confidentiality of identity.

Bringing opportunities where due

UDS is India’s largest facility management and business support service provider, which caters to 700+ clients. The company is increasingly proving to be a frontrunner in propelling India’s economic growth by accelerating employment generation. They are working towards creating large-scale employment with maximum socio-economic returns.

12,000

Jobs created in last three years outside of own organisation

13,000

Women provided with jobs outside own organisation since inception

Partnering India’s
infra growth story

GR Infra Projects is a road EPC player with superior execution capabilities that support India’s infrastructure story. The company has been focused on generating more employment opportunities across tier 2 and 3 cities as well as rural India.

FTEs up by12,000

between FY11-FY20

Making financial inclusion commonplace

AU Small Finance Bank is one of India’s most prominent specialised financiers that serve low-income individuals and businesses with limited access to credit channels. The company has made crucial contributions to enabling community upliftment by helping customers make progress in their careers and elevate living standards, family health and education qualifications.

500k

Customers provided access to formal
banking services

61%

Branches present in rural and semi-urban areas

Helping strengthen
healthcare infrastructure

Molbio is a diagnostic company that has built a first-of-its-kind Point of Care (PCR) device that can diagnose 20+ diseases in resource-limited settings and is patented across 100+ countries. The company successfully developed devices for India and has been validated by the Government of India and global institutions like the World Health Organisation (WHO), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Foundation of Innovative New Diagnostics and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Increasing access to healthcare

70%

Districts covered in India

30+

Countries served via exports

Contributions to the battle against COVID-19

5 mn+

COVID-19 tests delivered

40%

COVID-19 testing laboratories in India use Molbio’s devices and tests