we recognise that as pioneers of private equity investment in iran, we may have an impact beyond the financial returns that we generate for investors and that we have the opportunity to set best-practice standards on governance and transparency.
consistent with our pioneering role in developing the role of private equity in iran, we fully recognise the need for us to consider the non-financial elements of our investments such as the human, social and environmental impacts.
we promote the highest international standards of corporate governance some of which will be new to the iran market.
the fund is managed by Rostam Capital Partners which is responsible for all investments, divestment and portfolio management decisions with a board that is constituted by Rostam Bank professionals and non-executive directors.
we make it a condition of our investment that portfolio businesses adhere to our corporate governance framework. while each portfolio company will have different requirements, we put in place the resources required to satisfy us that our governance standards are complied with and that the transformational plan's strategy and performance improvements are delivered.
we are committed to providing our investors and other stakeholders with a high level of disclosure around our structure and operations and how we create long-term value in our businesses. We encourage openness and active dialogue with our stakeholders by the fund and our portfolio businesses.