Corporate responsibility

External benchmarking

We believe that it is important to evidence our commitment to operating responsibly and to show how we are performing.

Sustainability indices

We have been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index and of the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2001 and 2011 respectively. In addition, 3i became a member of the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe in September 2016 and was reconfirmed as a constituent of that index in March 2017.


CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) is an international, not for profit organisation providing a framework which enables businesses to disclose their greenhouse emissions and other metrics voluntarily. 3i has been making annual submissions to CDP since 2006.

In 2016, 3i was the winner of the ‘Most Improved’ award for CDP responders based in the UK, having improved its score from 94D in 2015 to A- (Leadership) in 2016.

UN Principles of Responsible Investment

Since 2011, we have been signatories to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment. We also have a clear and comprehensive Responsible Investment policy which is embedded into our investment and portfolio monitoring processes.

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