A responsible investor

With fewer than 250 employees globally, 3i has a relatively small impact in terms of the environment and other corporate responsibility issues. However, with assets under management of approximately £10 billion we recognise that our decisions as an investor potentially matter to a broad range of people.

We are, therefore, committed to investing responsibly and believe that:

  • the effective assessment of ESG matters has a positive effect on the value of our investee companies and of 3i Group itself;
  • compliance with local laws and regulations may not be enough to meet global expectations, deliver value and enhance our reputation and license to operate; and
  • it is vital that we seek to identify all material ESG risks and opportunities through our due diligence at the point we invest and effectively manage those risks and opportunities during the period of 3i’s investment.

Since 2011 we have been signatories to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment.

A responsible investor

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