As part of our commitment to lasting impact, Bain Capital strives to be a good corporate citizen and to integrate ESG factors into our investment process.
With approximately $85 billion in assets under management, Bain Capital and its business units utilize a strategic, fact-based and diligence-driven investment approach that by definition includes a multitude of environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations.
Bain Capital believes that these ESG practices lead to better investment outcomes while considering the firm’s broader impacts on the environment and society. The firm takes its responsibility seriously and continually monitors the broad consequences of every investment to ensure we are taking all of our stakeholders’ needs into account. By living these values, we create lasting impact for our investors, teams, businesses and communities where we live and work.
Bain Capital takes the following considerations into account when making investments:
When making control investments, Bain Capital undertakes the following additional activities:
While the consideration of ESG factors has traditionally fallen under the purview of active equity investors with a greater ability to influence outcomes, we believe that credit and other minority investors also have an obligation to take into account ESG factors. In evaluating minority investments, teams:
Many of the portfolio companies across Bain Capital’s business units operate leading-edge environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives that have benefited employees, communities, and the bottom line. Below are just a few examples of the work that portfolio companies are doing to promote diversity, increase sustainable sourcing and product development, and improve strategic philanthropy.
In 2013, Bain Capital was recognized with gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program for the environmentally responsible design of its Boston Headquarters. Bain Capital continues its commitment to reducing its own footprint and engages with suppliers to reduce waste and promote socially and environmentally-friendly practices.
Bain Capital believes that diverse teams are stronger teams, and it is committed to hiring the best and the brightest who offer varied perspectives. Bain Capital develops relationships with campus groups, leadership development organizations, and associations at universities across the country to ensure we reach a broad audience in recruiting and support a diverse and inclusive workplace. In 2017, we joined the CEO Action Network for Diversity and Inclusion, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the worplace.
Since our founding, Bain Capital has supported a wide array of nonprofits in communities around the world with our time, expertise and resources through our two signature initiatives – Bain Capital Community Partnership and Bain Capital Children’s Charity.