ESG & Impact
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
At Bain Capital, DEI is a top priority. As investors, we commit to be champions of DEI and to drive meaningful progress by cultivating a high performance culture that advances diversity, equity and inclusivity.
Bain Capital has a deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and the application of evidence-based practices to further equity and inclusion within our high-performance culture. We aspire to set a leadership example and create demonstrable change. We view a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and opinions as vital to building thriving businesses, engaging talent and driving high performance and financial returns. Our senior leadership and partnership group are highly engaged in advancing our DEI strategy, including efforts to nurture and strengthen our culture of inclusivity.
DEI Aspiration, Pillars and Building Blocks
We aspire to have our team reflect the diversity of the broadest talent sources
Pipeline & Recruiting
In our recruiting processes, we have made deep investments to open the aperture and expand our candidate pipelines to include more diverse representation, as well as to integrate DEI best practice into our interview processes
We aspire to create a highly inclusive culture and to be the industry employer of choice
Culture & Inclusion
In support of an inclusive culture, we commit to an annual assessment of inclusion in each region, business unit and function. We support inclusive leadership practices, leverage communication as a building block of inclusion and we have a wide array of Employee Resource Groups:
- LGBTQ+ Network
- Women Connecting Network
- Women in Tech Network
- Multicultural Network
- AAPI Affinity Group
- Black at Bain Capital
- Hispanic/Latinx Affinity Group
- Middle Eastern Affinity Group
We aspire to set a leadership example and create demonstrable change in diversity, equity, and inclusion
In employee development practices, we embrace sponsorship, apply best in class DEI evidence-based practices to our review processes focusing on organizational attention. Enhancing our firm-wide policies, programs and work approach to ensure they effectively support all team members. Continued investment in equity and transparency across the platform – remaining a best-in-class employer on topics as varied as equal pay and benefits offerings
As part of our Private Equity value creation strategy, we strive to improve the diversity of the Board, management team and overall workforce at our portfolio companies. Through ESG blueprinting for new investments, we aim to identify opportunities to partner with company management to determine the current state of DEI and incorporate an action plan to drive improvements. We actively work with our portfolio companies and provide them with DEI diagnostics, tools and expertise to support their DEI efforts and practices. In 2021, our Private Equity business established DEI goals for portfolio companies and provided DEI resources on accountability mechanisms, recruiting, talent development, inclusive cultures and stakeholder engagement to management teams in North America, Europe and Asia.
Our Capital Markets teams are committed to attracting top talent that reflects the diversity of the broadest talent sources. Our Credit team aims to improve diversity, equity and inclusion at the firm, including with our investment teams and at our portfolio investments. The topics we tackle include governance and methods for accountability, recruiting and development of our team, and a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. We extend these concepts to our investments, including enhanced diversity at board, management team and company levels, as well as in our community engagement and support for racial equity and social justice.