Global Energy Transition Investment Firm
Founded in 2004, Denham Capital is a global Energy Transition investment firm, having raised more than $12 billion¹ of capital across multiple sectors. Specializing in private equity, infrastructure and credit, we invest in sectors that are central to the economic and resource transitions happening globally. We deliver the metals and minerals and sustainable infrastructure needed for today and tomorrow.
Denham Capital sponsors entrepreneurs, delivering the financial resources and industry expertise needed to create and grow successful infrastructure and resource businesses. We seek to establish long term partnerships with entrepreneurs and companies who share our vision for growth and value creation. Our investment teams have extensive renewable power, infrastructure and mining investment experience, including technical experience as engineers, operators, and business owners.
Our firm is built on a foundation of experience, fairness, economic rationale, flexibility and trust, and we bring these values into every opportunity we pursue. We believe our tactical familiarity within our industry sectors along with a disciplined approach centered around fairness and shared success make us an ideal partner.
Our Commitment to Responsible Investing
Denham Capital recognizes that our role as an investor affords us the opportunity to promote responsible environmental stewardship and socially responsible development, including fulfilling our responsibility to respect human rights.
We recognize the importance of climate change, biodiversity, and human rights, and believe negative impacts on project-affected ecosystems, communities, and the climate should be avoided. If these impacts are unavoidable, they should be evaluated in a thoughtful manner with the goal to minimize, mitigate, and/or offset. Denham Capital seeks to ensure that the companies and projects we finance are developed in a way that is socially responsible and reflects sound environmental management practices.
We continually review our ESG policies and frameworks to reflect the evolution taking place around us as we pursue our ambition to be industry leaders in sustainable investing.
Denham Capital is a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
Denham Capital seeks to foster diversity in all its forms – including gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability, nationality, and religion or belief, as well as education, skillset, and experience. We believe in creating a culture that reflects the diversity of our investors so that we can achieve our shared goals, while continuing to raise the bar by promoting inclusivity. We maintain this culture through diverse recruitment standards, ample development opportunities for employees, flexible workplace policies, and a respectful work environment.
Denham recognizes and values diversity in our workplace. In 2018, we benchmarked our diversity performance using the International Limited Partners Associate DDQ template. In conducting this exercise, we identified areas of strength as well as areas for improvement, and have since used this data to increase diversity across all of our sectors.
Our key achievement is our hiring practice focused on increasing diversity across all levels of the organization. Denham partners with collegiate and investment banking programs around the world that embed diversity within their programs from day one. We value networking and public engagement including speaking engagements, career coaching, and internship opportunities that lead to future hiring. We have also taken our commitment one step further via a 50% diversity mandate for all hiring agencies with whom we engage, ensuring a steady pipeline of diverse candidates firm wide. Lastly, Denham provides visa sponsorship in all office locations globally to support the creation of a truly global workforce that mirrors the diversity of our Limited Partners and Portfolio Company organizations.
Some of Denham’s inclusive employment practices include:
- Eighteen weeks average paid bonding leave for the birth or adoption of a child.
- Flexible return to work arrangements for caregivers of adult or child dependents after new life events.
- Up to date technology to support temporary remote work arrangements, especially helpful for the large population of foreign nationals we employ globally.
- Zero tolerance harassment policy which includes employee education, policy acknowledgement and a culture of accountability and respect.
- Promotional opportunities aimed at equal representation of male and female employees.
- In 2020 60% of the employees promoted were female; in 2021 29% of those promoted were female.
We have continued to increase our participation in network groups aimed at advancing female professionals in the finance and alternative investment space. Our employees are active members in organizations such as Women and Alternative Venture Equity (WAVE), Kayo Women’s Series, Women in Private Equity International (PEWIN), and The Investment Diversity Exchange (TIDE). With these efforts we have continued to see an increase in the pipeline of female talent to roles across the organization.