Corporate citizenship

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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 240 employees worldwide and has a relatively low environmental impact.

We operate from a network of seven offices across the world, with two-thirds of our employees based in our London office. All our offices are leased.

We are 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. We use the precautionary principle to manage environmental risk for our business and our portfolio proactively.

The environment  



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

The charities we partner with are supported on the basis of their effectiveness and impact. We also support staff giving and sponsorship through matching donations.

Our ordinary charitable giving for the year to 31 March 2022 totalled £700,000.

In March 2022, 3i Group provided support for the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. We donated £1 million split equally between UNICEF and the Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (“MSF”) Emergency Fund.

In May 2020 3i announced it had set up a £5 million Covid-19 charitable fund, funded from Private Equity and Infrastructure carry and performance fees provided for in the income statement in prior periods. This Fund has now been deployed.

Charitable giving  

COVID-19 charitable fund  


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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