Our Approach

PEPCDC assists its port­fo­lio com­pa­nies in achiev­ing a two-fold return: that is, strong long-​​term finan­cial suc­cess, as well as pos­i­tive social, envi­ron­men­tal and eco­nomic impact in the local com­mu­nity. We have found that by emphasizing both profitability and social impact to the community can be sig­nif­i­cantly ben­e­fi­cial to the fis­cal bot­tom line both via direct ben­e­fits of cost sav­ings and value cre­ation, and via indi­rect ben­e­fits of cre­at­ing good­will with their mar­ket, cus­tomers and com­mu­nity, and enhanc­ing employee morale and retention.

PEPCDC uti­lizes its staff, part­ners and resources to help its port­fo­lio com­pa­nies develop dual bot­tom line prac­tices that are uniquely appro­pri­ate and effec­tive for their busi­ness. We encour­age com­pa­nies to imple­ment dou­ble bot­tom line pro­grams at a pace and scope that fol­lows each company’s finan­cial objec­tives and stage of growth. Some exam­ples of dou­ble bot­tom line practices:

Local hir­ing, par­tic­u­larly qual­i­fied res­i­dents of low and mod­er­ate income communities

Employee devel­op­ment, train­ing for advance­ment, and con­tin­u­ing education

Employee edu­ca­tion on top­ics includ­ing health­care, child­care, profit shar­ing, home own­er­ship,
finan­cial lit­er­acy and per­sonal finance management

Under­stand­ing and apply­ing local and nearby live­able wage ordinances

Host­ing edu­ca­tional ses­sions for the com­mu­nity on top­ics includ­ing health­care, child­care, profit shar­ing, home own­er­ship, finan­cial lit­er­acy and per­sonal finance management

Con­tract­ing with qual­i­fied local, women, and minor­ity sup­pli­ers and con­trac­tors, in areas such as line-​​of busi­ness and/​or build­ing and prop­erty main­te­nance services

Pol­lu­tion and waste reduc­tion: encour­ag­ing car­pool­ing and pub­lic tran­sit, waste min­i­miza­tion, and recycling

Energy con­ser­va­tion and resource effi­ciency: “green” build­ing design, con­struc­tion and operation

Pos­i­tive rela­tions with the local com­mu­nity, includ­ing facil­i­tat­ing employee vol­un­teer­ing and char­i­ta­ble con­tri­bu­tion, and work­ing with local orga­ni­za­tions and non-​​profits

Assist­ing local schools by par­tic­i­pat­ing in career days, tutor­ing, men­tor­ing and intern­ship programs

Main­tain­ing pos­i­tive rela­tions with local, regional, state, and fed­eral agen­cies in rela­tion to reg­u­la­tory com­pli­ance, per­mit­ting, and access­ing resources and finan­cial incentives

Encour­ag­ing employ­ees to patron­ize busi­nesses in the local community

Other pro­grams spe­cific to the company’s line of busi­ness and col­lec­tive interest