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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.

John Connaughton
Our commitment to lasting impact is at the heart of our firm’s purpose and values, and has led to our enhanced ESG approach. We aim to drive positive outcomes for people and our planet by engaging to have meaningful impact.
John Connaughton, Co-Managing Partner
John Connaughton
Our focus on ESG improves our investment approach and outcomes. We work toward reducing climate impact, investing in our people and diverse teams, and building long-term sustainable business models.
Jonathan Lavine, Co-Managing Partner

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.

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Sustainable Growth & Reducing Climate Impact

Reduce emissions and improve resource efficiency, embedding sustainability into our companies and rigorously measuring the resulting impact over time.

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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.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Champion DEI and drive meaningful progress by cultivating a highperformance culture that advances diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Community Engagement

Encourage and support efforts to engage and contribute to their communities, locally and across the globe.

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Tricia Winton
We are focused on driving ESG improvement as part of transformation and performance management across our platform by first understanding the starting point for our businesses, and then engaging to advance progress on our ESG ambitions.
Tricia Winton, Global Head of ESG

Integrating ESG

In our Investment Approach

At Bain Capital, we anchor our investment decision-making in strategic, fact-based due diligence that considers a broad range of risks and value levers, including those related to ESG factors. We seek to understand investment opportunities holistically, taking into account strategies, products, services and business practices. Our investment teams strive to assess key ESG diligence findings, elevate material risks and opportunities for discussion with investment committees and articulate potential ESG areas of focus for post-investment blueprinting and monitoring.

In Portfolio Management

We believe embedding ESG into business strategy and responsible operations is an integral part of our approach to creating value and growing great businesses. Post-investment, we are committed to driving meaningful progress across our core ESG commitments and improving performance on material ESG factors specific to each business. As investors and global citizens, we strive to support our environment and society by harnessing the influence of our firm, investments and people.

Stuart Gent
We build great companies, and great companies lead in ESG. We aim to be an enabler and facilitator for our portfolio companies to accelerate ESG efforts.
Stuart Gent, Managing Director, Co-Head of Europe Private Equity
Jeff Hawkins
The single most important asset we have at Bain Capital and within our portfolio companies is our people. In both places, we create avenues to support DEI, collaboration and high performance culture initiatives to keep our people growing and engaged.
Nancy Lotane, Managing Director & Chief Human Resources Officer
Jeff Hawkins
ESG has always been a strategic focus for our Capital Markets businesses and our ESG efforts have accelerated in recent years. We have evolved from an exclusionary approach to a proactive ESG integration strategy.
Jeff Hawkins, Deputy Managing Partner, Credit
Cecilia Chao
We believe that active ownership of portfolio companies can be highly additive to impact investing. In addition to our value creation playbooks, we work hard to continue to pioneer impact management and measurement approaches.
Cecilia Chao, Managing Director, Double Impact
Jeff Hawkins
We have an opportunity and responsibility to positively contribute to the built environment by making choices that improve environmental impact and resilience. We are committed to continuing these practices in the decades to come.
Ben Brady, Managing Director, Real Estate
Jeff Hawkins
We have created forums to share best practices and gain insight into how each of our funds is taking action to prioritize and promote diversity.
Phil Meicler, Managing Director, Tech Opportunities
Jeff Hawkins
We truly believe that when a company focuses on the patient, quality of care and outcomes, the results are exceptional value creation for all stakeholders.
Adam Koppel, Managing Director, Life Sciences
Michael Ward
ESG has been fundamentally important to Bain Capital’s investment approach and culture, even well before it became a term of art. We constantly push ourselves to think bigger about how we can further integrate these practices in our investment approach and throughout our firm as a whole.
Michael Ward, Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer
Matt Harris
Strong ESG management is more important than ever – as we navigate the climate crisis and strive for increased diversity, innovation and sustainability need to go hand in hand.
Matt Harris, Managing Director, Ventures
Josh Ross
As an investor, ignoring ESG considerations increases the risk of investing on the wrong side of change. For us, ESG and sustainability analysis are critical for our investment process.
Josh Ross, Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer, Public Equity
David Gross-Loh
It is important to consider ESG and climate impacts rigorously in the context of different regions and industry verticals while establishing global goals and priorities to scale impact.
David Gross-Loh, Managing Partner, Asia
David Humphrey
We prioritize creating lasting impact and engaging with our portfolio companies, partnering with them to grow and create value – having sound DEI policies and practices is a crucial piece of that.
David Humphrey, Co-Head of North America Private Equity
Colin Campbell
We integrate ESG considerations into our investment process and serve as a strategic advisor and sounding board on ESG issues as investments grow and mature.
Colin Campbell, Head of Partnership Strategies




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