ESG & Impact
Active Governance & Stewardship
As investors, we champion active and engaged governance, holding ourselves accountable for driving value with high integrity across our investments and in partnership with our portfolio companies.
Our active and intentional approach to governance
We believe good governance is good business and helps our companies grow with integrity and respect for people and the environment. Our senior leadership is highly engaged in driving ESG integration across the firm, our businesses, investment evaluation and portfolios. Our co-managing partners and business unit heads make up the ESG Leadership Coordination Team, which was created in 2020 to further strengthen ESG efforts and drive ESG integration across investment processes and portfolio management.
We believe our holistic approach enhances our ESG integration efforts, embracing our firm’s culture of collaboration and teamwork. Our investment teams aim to build governance capabilities needed to consistently engage with management teams on key topics, including material ESG issues, to shape long-term growth and performance.
Within our Private Equity portfolio companies, our stewardship approach aims to cultivate boards with a breadth of experiences and expertise, equip them with the tools and training they need to serve as effective leaders, and implement the structures and processes needed for best-in-class governance. Our teams aim to build the governance capabilities needed for boards to be able to consistently elevate and meaningfully engage on key topics, including material ESG issues, shaping long-term growth and performance. By strengthening these capabilities, we seek to ensure our companies are set up to deliver lasting impact well beyond our holding period.
Our Credit and Special Situations teams have codified an ESG approach, formalizing how ESG considerations are incorporated. ESG factors are integrated in our investment process, from the beginning of diligence through monitoring of the investment and asset management. This framework leverages internally developed sector-specific guidelines and, where possible, well-recognized ESG frameworks and accounts for material ESG factors to tailor diligence and drive Investment Committee discussions. Our ESG analysis is discussed with our Investment Committee and Portfolio Management team and monitored post-investment as needed.
Partnering with companies who share Bain Capital’s dedication to excellence in governance and ESG
Credit & Special Situations
Partnering with companies to create more sustainable business models