Our ESG Program Foundations
At Granite Point, we are committed to identifying and responding to business risks and opportunities related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. We are also committed to being a responsible, ethical corporate citizen, an employer of choice for talented professionals, and a positive member of the communities where we live and work.
Granite Point Core Values
Our core values guide us in building and maintaining productive long-term relationships internally and with our investors, business partners, communities, and other stakeholders. They inform everything we do and how we do it, including our ESG program.
Management’s Cross-Functional Approach to ESG
We have assembled an ESG working group that reports to our Chief Executive Officer and consists of members from our loan originations, human resources, legal, financial reporting, and investor relations functions. This working group meets monthly and has been charged with providing leadership in the following areas:
- Identifying the most significant risks and opportunities that ESG matters represent for our business and the most significant impacts that ESG matters have on our business partners, investors, employees, communities, and other stakeholders. The group does this work through reflection on the members’ subject matter expertise, consideration of stakeholder priorities communicated to members, and reference to external reporting standards and peer disclosures.
- Developing strategies and responsive measures to address ESG risks and opportunities while generating positive impacts.
- Communicating Granite Point’s ESG priorities, strategies, and measures to other team members in all-hands and smaller group meetings, in training sessions, and through the development of policies and other materials distributed to all personnel.
- Preparing disclosures to provide our external stakeholders with information about the ESG matters we have identified as being most significant to our company, as well as the strategies and responsive measures we have developed.