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We believe we can create durable, scalable impact through who we are, what we value and how we engage. By nature, we are critical thinkers, problem solvers and doers, and we will not leave the issues of our time for the next generation to solve. Reflecting on the urgency and magnitude of ongoing challenges across the globe, we are inspired to do more. We commit and aspire to intentionally add value to both people and our planet, while upholding our fiduciary responsibility to achieve outsized returns for our investors.
Our Core ESG Commitments
We take an active approach to considering ESG-related factors and have prioritized our efforts in areas where we believe we can have meaningful, measurable impact over the long-term. We take a holistic approach to ESG, and in this spirit, we have defined core ESG commitments in five key areas where we believe our impact can be greatest.
Active Governance & Stewardship
Promote active and engaged governance, holding ourselves accountable for driving value with high integrity in partnership with our investments and portfolio companies.Explore >
Sustainable Growth & Reducing Climate Impact
Reduce emissions and improve resource efficiency, embedding sustainability into our companies and rigorously measuring the resulting impact over time.Explore >
Fair Employment, Engagement & Well-being
Lead by example and empower our businesses to treat employees with fairness and respect, building an environment and culture that at its core promotes employee safety, well-being and engagement.Explore >
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Champion DEI and drive meaningful progress by cultivating a highperformance culture that advances diversity, equity and inclusion.Explore >
Encourage and support efforts to engage and contribute to their communities, locally and across the globe.Explore >
Key Sustainability Themes
Across Bain Capital, we are acutely aware of the urgency and magnitude of the ongoing challenges across the globe, including climate change and social justice. We believe addressing these risks and opportunities helps enhance our ability to drive financial returns. We’ve identified three main areas where we can make a meaningful difference in sustainability:
As ongoing urgency around climate action grows across the world, we find ourselves at an inflection point. Rising sea levels, prolonged droughts, unprecedented wildfires, and increased extinction rates are just a handful of proof points supporting the need to catalyze innovative solutions. Globally, leaders are focusing on decarbonization, spurring momentum for new investment opportunities and the formation of new partnerships. A 2022 McKinsey analysis found that capital spending to reach net zero emissions would need to increase from $5.7 trillion annually today to $9.2 trillion annually over the next three decades. This massive capital need will likely fuel rapid innovation and growth, and revolutionize the way businesses create value across industries.
At Bain Capital, we recognize our power to invest in, support, and grow innovative solutions that address the problems of today and build a more sustainable tomorrow.
Building resilience into our strategies, portfolio companies, and investments drives value creation. At Bain Capital, we help the management teams we invest in face business challenges head-on, withstand shocks, overcome adversity, and continuously adapt. For us, resilience is about more than merely addressing risks—it’s about reinventing in response to disruption and creating new business opportunities along the way. Our approach encompasses a growth-mindset and active strategy based on flexibility.
Passionate about evolving business models and products to be more environmentally conscious, we seek to transform conventional ways of living, working, and doing through our investments—enabling the progress the world needs.
At Bain Capital, we believe a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives is vital to building thriving businesses, engaging talent, and driving strong financial returns. In cultivating this inclusivity across our own business, as well as our portfolio companies, we aim to lead by example—bringing a wider range of voices to the table to foster learning environments, promote creativity, and enable better outcomes.
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