Corporate citizenship

Good corporate citizenship is achieved not only by having robust policies and processes in place, but also by promoting the right values and culture within our organisation.

We strive to embed responsible business practices throughout our organisation.


3i has fewer than 250 employees worldwide and has a relatively low environmental impact. We operate from a network of eight offices across the world, however approximately two-thirds of our employees are based in our London office. All our offices are leased.

We are, nevertheless, committed to minimising our environmental impact and to improving our environmental performance wherever possible. We have an Environmental Management System that is proportionate to the operational scale and environmental risk profile of our business.






The environment  



We focus our charitable activities principally on the disadvantaged, on the elderly, on young people and on education.

Success in our business relies on being able to recruit, motivate and retain a talented group of professionals, drawn from a diverse and representative background. We believe that diverse teams drawn from different sectors of society have a broader outlook and are better equipped to originate attractive investment opportunities and manage our portfolios. We therefore focus some of our charitable support on providing young people from all backgrounds with the tools and opportunities to regain their independence, access training and pursue a successful career.

Our charitable activities focused on the elderly aim to support older people to make new social connections, break out of the cycle of social isolation and remain independent, thereby enabling them to continue be fully involved in society.

Charitable giving  


The Walker Review

In 2007, in response to the growing debate about the role of private equity in the UK, the British Venture Capital Association suggested a review to examine ways in which levels of disclosure in companies backed by the UK private equity industry could be improved. 3i actively supported the review and endorsed the voluntary code which resulted from the review.

The Walker Review  

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