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Barry Siadat, Co-founder & Managing Director
Jamshid Keynejad, Co-founder & Managing Director
SK Capital is a firm focused on transformation. We invest in and transform manufacturing businesses that use science and engineering to produce products that improve health, comfort and quality of life for society. Since our founding in 2007, we have transformed businesses with untapped potential into more productive, profitable, and responsive organizations.
From inception, a cornerstone of our transformative activities has been to reduce waste and improve the use of natural resources in our operations to make them more efficient. Since then, sustainability has become an increasingly important part of our portfolio companies’ strategies and here at SK.
In our 2020 Sustainability Report, we shared our intent to formalize our sustainability program and integrate it across the firm. This year’s report is focused on showing you how we are turning that ambition into action, as well as accomplishments from across the portfolio.
Sustainability and the related field of Environment, Social and Governance, represent an especially significant opportunity and responsibility for SK’s target sectors of specialty chemicals, advanced materials and pharmaceuticals. Demand for the products of these sectors is projected to increase to meet the needs of a growing global population and a more sustainable, yet resource-constrained future. At the same time, it is imperative that we optimize our processes and products to limit their environmental impact of their manufacture and use while maximizing the benefits they provide.
In closing, we must acknowledge that the world around us is an unsettled place. Supply chain disruptions, COVID, economic and social instability and the war in Ukraine have led many to question whether sustainability should still be a priority.
At SK we believe that sustainability is more important than ever. Walking back our efforts would forfeit significant potential value for our stakeholders. Even in these challenging times, we are steadfast in our mission: to create value for our stakeholders in all economic environments.