With fewer than 250 employees globally, 3i has a relatively small impact in terms of the environment and other sustainability issues.
However, with assets under management of approximately £12 billion we recognise that our decisions as an investor potentially matter to a broad range of people.
We are, therefore, committed to investing responsibly. We have a clear and comprehensive Responsible Investment policy which is embedded into our investment and portfolio monitoring processes. In our experience, companies with high ESG standards are typically better run, better at identifying and managing their business risks and opportunities for growth and generate better earnings growth.
We have been signatories to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment since 2011 and have been investing and managing our portfolios according to a rigorous Responsible Investment policy since then.