Act in the long-term interests of the environment and the companies in which our funds invest.
Apax is conscious of its role as temporary stewards of the companies in which our funds invest. Apax is guided by the principle that it should leave its funds' investee companies in a better position than when it invested in them.
Apax applies this principle internally by having institutional processes which govern the passing of ownership from one generation to the next.
Socially Responsible Investing
The concept of socially responsible and sustainable investing is embedded in the Apax investment and portfolio management processes.
Environmental, Social and Governance issues are assessed by the Approval and Investment Committees prior to the investment and monitored by the Portfolio Review Committee. During the investment process, ESG risks and opportunities are assessed alongside more traditional financial and market aspects.
Apax is a signatory to the Private Equity Council's Guidelines for Responsible Investment and the Principles for Responsible Investment.