Creating sustainable value

A growing body of evidence suggests that companies that improve their ESG performance are more efficient, have happier customers, employees and suppliers and generate higher returns than those that don't.

We are therefore committed to integrating ESG within our operations and investment processes with the objective of creating sustainable value for our companies and our investors.

Building better businesses

Building better businesses through responsible ownership and management can provide long-term benefits to all stakeholders, from employees and shareholders to customers and suppliers, and the wider communities and environment in which our businesses operate.

The following video provides an overview of our commitment to ESG across the investment cycle, how we partner with companies to establish long-term sustainable practices, with the aim of creating value not only for our funds, but also for the company beyond our ownership:

Building Better Businesses

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At CVC we are committed to robust ESG management and transparent reporting practices, both at CVC and in our portfolio companies.

Partner Organisations

CVC professionals work closely with numerous organisations committed to ESG principles, serving as board members and supporters to promote social responsibility and good governance and administering policy for transparency and impact investing.

Principles for Responsible Investment

CVC has been a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) since 2012 and reports annually on its progress in integrating ESG in its investment processes against the six principles. CVC also takes into account the ten principles of the UN Global Compact in its due diligence of target companies before CVC funds invest.

Initiative Climat International

During 2021 we became a member of Initiative Climat International (iCI) to contribute to the private equity industry’s commitment to tackling climate change. Through its membership of the iCI, CVC played a key role in the creation of the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi) Private Equity Sector Guidance in 2021, setting out a roadmap to increase the number of private companies setting science-based targets.

Walker Guidelines

The Private Equity Reporting Group is the independent body which oversees enhancements in transparency and disclosure within the UK private equity industry. Formed in 2008 following the publication of an independent review by Sir David Walker, the Group monitors conformity with the Walker Guidelines and makes recommendations to the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association for improvements in the levels of openness and communication among the largest private equity houses in the UK.

CVC is committed to conforming with these guidelines and also promotes conformity amongst its portfolio companies by working closely with each of them to improve their level of transparency.

There can be no assurance any initiatives or anticipated developments described herein will ultimately be successful. The information contained on this website is solely for informational purposes and should not be relied upon in connection with making any investment decision. It should not be assumed that any ESG initiatives, standards, or metrics described herein will apply to each asset in which CVC invests or that any ESG initiatives, standards, or metrics described herein have applied to each of CVC’s prior investments. ESG is only one of many considerations that CVC takes into account when making investment decisions, and other considerations can be expected in certain circumstances to outweigh ESG considerations. The information provided herein is intended solely to provide an indication of the ESG initiatives and standards that CVC applies when seeking to evaluate and/or improve the ESG characteristics of its investments as part of the larger goal of maximising financial returns on investments. Any ESG initiatives described herein will be implemented with respect to a portfolio investment solely to the extent CVC determines such initiative is consistent with its broader investment goals. Accordingly, certain investments may exhibit characteristics that are inconsistent with the initiatives, standards, or metrics described herein.

While CVC may consider ESG factors when making an investment decision, CVC does not pursue an ESG-based investment strategy or limit its investments to those that meet specific ESG criteria or standards.


Our Approach to ESG

ESG is an increasingly important part of creating sustainable long-term value

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ESG Reporting

CVC is committed to providing a high level of transparency through our annual ESG report

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We recognise the challenges and opportunities for business posed by climate change

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