Responsible investment

Everything we do is influenced by our acute sense of responsibility. We think long term, and by engaging in non-financial as well as financial considerations, we believe we can improve investment performance.

We subscribe to excellence in governance and to best practice guidelines in private markets.

More than just supporting the cause of responsible investment, we are championing it. As a signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment we achieved A*/A gradings in the firm’s PRI 2017 Assessment Report and in our active engagement with EMPEA, Invest Europe, PEGCC and ILPA we are helping to set new standards of excellence for others to follow.

We incorporate a robust ESG assessment into the review of all our investment opportunities and in 2016 we won the ‘Overall ESG framework’ award at the British Venture Capital Association’s Responsible Investment Awards which recognise and celebrate outstanding ESG practices within PE and venture capital.