Manuela will lead GHO’s sustainable investment strategy, driving the integration of ESG considerations within the investment process and portfolio value creation plans
London, UK – Global Healthcare Opportunities, or GHO Capital Partners LLP, the European specialist investor in global healthcare, announces the appointment of Manuela Rankine as Director of Sustainable Investing. In this newly created role, Manuela will be responsible for implementing GHO’s sustainable investment strategy, reporting directly to Senior Leadership as part of GHO’s commitment to ESG integration across the investment lifecycle.
Since inception, ESG principles have been at the heart of GHO’s approach. GHO’s purpose-driven investment model targets opportunities that enable the delivery of better, faster and more accessible healthcare. This is supported by a commitment to considering Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors to mitigate risk, make better investment decisions and build sustainable businesses of strategic global value.
As the next step in this journey, GHO has created the new role of Director of Sustainable Investing in order to further institutionalise this commitment and continue to drive impact across its portfolio.
Manuela will lead the integration of ESG considerations throughout the GHO investment process, including screening and due diligence, monitoring and value creation, and preparation for exit. In this role, Manuela will work closely with the GHO portfolio to set ambitious sustainability targets, leveraging her prior expertise as an investment professional to drive their delivery.
Manuela’s remit will also include the measurement and articulation of the social value delivered throughout GHO’s strategy.
Previously, Manuela spent seven years in the investment team at GHO. Prior to GHO, Manuela was part of the healthcare M&A team at Barclays Capital in London.
Manuela Rankine said: “At GHO, we have long believed that it is our fiduciary duty and societal responsibility to incorporate ESG considerations into investment analysis and decision-making processes, both to drive value creation and act as responsible stewards of our investors’ capital. I am very excited to take on this new role as we continue to embed sustainability into the fabric of our culture. I look forward to working with our brilliant portfolio companies to deliver meaningful ESG improvements in support of their continued development and sustainable growth.”
The Partners at GHO commented: “We are delighted that Manuela has stepped into this role to take ownership of GHO’s sustainable investment strategy, challenge us to do more across the investment lifecycle and empower our stakeholders to invest in us with confidence. Manuela’s understanding of the private equity industry will give her a unique perspective to work with our portfolio companies not only on setting the right targets, but ensuring their delivery within our wider value creation plans.“
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Global Healthcare Opportunities, or GHO Capital Partners LLP, is a leading specialist healthcare investment advisor based in London. We apply global capabilities and perspectives to unlock high growth healthcare opportunities, targeting Pan-European and transatlantic internationalisation to build market leading businesses of strategic global value. Our proven investment track record reflects the unrivalled depth of our industry expertise and network. We partner with strong management teams to generate long-term sustainable value, improving the efficiency of healthcare delivery to enable better, faster, more accessible healthcare. For further information, please visit www.ghocapital.com.