3i’s 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.  These minimum standards include relevant international standards (such as the IFC Performance Standards and the ILO Fundamental Conventions) where these are more stringent than applicable local laws.

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