Our responsible investment policy

Our detailed Responsible Investment policy sets out the businesses and activities in which 3i will not invest, as well as minimum standards in relation to ESG matters which we expect potential new portfolio companies to meet, or to commit to meeting over a reasonable time period.

Our Responsible Investment policy has been integrated into our investment and portfolio management processes and procedures and is supported by detailed guidance notes, a global network of specialist external advisers and dedicated internal resource.

3i commits to use its influence as an investor to promote a commitment in our investee companies to:

  • comply, as a minimum, with applicable local and international laws and regulations and, where appropriate, relevant international standards (such as the IFC Performance Standards and the ILO Fundamental Conventions), where these are more stringent than applicable laws;
  • mitigate any adverse environmental and social impacts and enhance positive effects on the environment, workers and relevant stakeholders; and
  • uphold high standards of business integrity and good corporate governance.
Our responsible investment policy


Responsible investment policy