About Malk Partners
Malk Partners is the foremost advisor to private market investors on creating and protecting value through environmental, social, and governance (ESG) management and impact investing. We guide our clients throughout the fund and investment cycle to mitigate risk, secure opportunities, and satisfy their investors.
Our reputation is built from our singular focus on responsible investment. We understand our clients’ processes, collaborate closely with other due diligence vendors, calibrate our findings to a materiality threshold, and work efficiently with management and deal teams.
Malk has advised many of the world’s most respected investment firms, helping them to define ESG goals, conduct ESG due diligence reviews, and support portfolio companies in ongoing mitigation of ESG risks. Our fully customized services and solutions keep our clients doing what they do best: buying, growing, and selling businesses.
Our mission is to provide our clients with the deep expertise and reliable service they need in order to mitigate risks, improve positive impact, and satisfy stakeholder concerns. We are committed to helping our clients establish ESG management frameworks that are deeply aligned with existing investment practices.
Malk is a proud signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), having joined the organization in 2012. As a signatory, Malk was invited to participate in the Private Equity GP Guide Working Group and contributed to the publication, "Integrating ESG in Private Equity - A Guide for General Partners." Malk is committed to upholding the PRI's Six Principles and supporting our clients in upholding the same principles.
We are a carbon neutral company across scope I, II, and III greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. We first reduce our carbon impact as much as possible through renewable energy sourcing commitments, energy efficiency projects, and resource conservation efforts, and then purchase GHG offsets to achieve full carbon neutrality. For example, our 2019 offsets contributed to a clean cook stove project in Africa that engenders social and health benefits for communities in addition to greenhouse gas savings. These offsets were issued under Verified Carbon Standard protocols to help authenticate real emissions reductions.
Malk Corporate Giving & Philanthropy - As a corporate citizen of its local communities and the broader world, Malk’s team is committed to environmental conservation and sustainability. To act on this commitment, founder Andrew Malk established the Malk Sustainability Partners Conservation and Access Fund (MSP CAF) in 2011. MSP CAF is an advised, non-endowment fund with an established purpose of supporting nonprofit organizations that work to conserve San Diego’s biodiversity and ensure access to green spaces and natural areas for all generations. We look forward to growing this fund in the coming years, contributing to a better San Diego, and supporting a more sustainable world.
We recognize that many of our employees are similarly passionate about social, environmental, and other community causes, and we commit a fixed share of annual profits to employee-nominated charitable organizations in support of our employees and the mission, vision, and impact of these organizations.
In addition to corporate giving endeavors, we partner with various local organizations to volunteer our time in support of meaningful causes. Returning to our roots, we became a formal sponsor of a local beach in the San Diego region in 2019, affording employees the opportunity to personally give back to the community in a tangible way.