Chief Executives' Statement
Apax Partners has been committed to sustainable investing for many years. Sustainability is embedded in our investment process, to help release the full potential of the businesses in which our funds invest.
This means that issues relating to sustainability are raised in the early stages of any potential investment opportunity and are monitored throughout Apax’s stewardship of the company.
In 2009, we adopted the Private Equity Council’s guidelines for responsible investment and became a signatory to the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) in 2011.
The Firm aims to lead the private equity sustainability movement, not only by supporting these principles, but more importantly, by putting them into practice.
Sustainable investing is vital to Apax Partners’ success and it has become an integral part of the investment team’s approach.
The Firm has made sustainability one of the key layers in the Apax strategy and requires that its investment professionals focus on sustainability issues as one of the standard modules in due diligence.
We believe that the firms which are most proactive in their wider responsibility will deliver the best economic returns. Economic returns are not a contradiction to social and sustainable investing; it is the way leading private equity firms will deliver value.
Sustainable investment is not only the right thing to do, it also delivers measurably better returns.
The Apax Partners Sustainability Report showcases the progress our investment team and our portfolio companies have made in our ESG journey. We will measure our success by the degree to which we will have passed on our responsibility and duty as shareholders to ensuring that our portfolio companies embrace the integration of corporate responsibility into their day to day business activities.
Andrew Sillitoe Mitch Truwit