Corporate Responsibility

Starwood Capital Group believes that good governance practices and responsible corporate behavior contribute to the long-term success of companies, and are critical to well-functioning markets. We also believe that strong corporate governance helps reduce investment risk and ensures that investor capital is used effectively. Starwood Capital Group is proud to be a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). Please see below and you can learn more by reviewing our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Policy.


Starwood Capital Group is committed to responsible investing through environmental sustainability, as well as responsible community development.

The commitment to environmentally responsible investments starts with our acquisitions team. As referenced in our ESG Policy, Starwood Capital Group’s investment due-diligence process includes ESG assessments which help our firm identify physical climate and resilience risks and opportunities relevant to the investment opportunity, in addition to pertinent social and governance considerations. Our investment teams may often engage external ESG advisors to support the completion of these ESG assessments, and our legal team works with transaction counsel, local counsel, and third parties (engineering consultants, architects, etc.) to mitigate risks identified through this process. These teams also work collaboratively to coordinate the integration of select environmental, social and governance value creation opportunities into our underwriting and asset management process. Not only does this enhance our firm’s investment risk management strategy and add value to our assets, but it also allows Starwood to advance its commitment to sustainability and responsible corporate citizenship.

Additional detail regarding our firm’s sustainability and corporate citizenship approach will be published in our upcoming inaugural ESG Report.


Starwood Capital Group is committed to enriching the communities in which we live, work and serve—and in protecting the interests of all our stakeholders—including investors, partners, vendors, employees, the community and the environment.

We are guided by the following principles:
• Create a Positive Workplace Environment
• Maintain a Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
• Offer a Path to a Rewarding Career
• Foster a Culture of Meritocracy
• Enrich the Lives of our Employees
• Make a Positive Impact on the Community
• Uphold High Standards for our Service Providers
• Improve the Lives of Others


At Starwood Capital Group, we work hard to meet the gold standard for strong and ethical governance procedures that ensure we never conduct business that could jeopardize our leading role in the investment community.

We are guided by the following principles:
• Conduct Business Fairly, Observing a Strong Code of Ethics
• Align our Interests with Those of our Partners
• Work with Responsible Partners and Counterparties
• Operate with Transparency
• Work within a Compliance Culture
• Support and adhere to the UNPRI and ILPA Private Equity Principles

Starwood Capital Group’s longstanding relationships with its investors, business partners and lenders are a testament to our success in meeting the highest standard of fairness, cooperation, transparency and commitment to the communities in which we operate.