In 2022, Permira confirmed ESG targets for its newest buyout fund, Permira VIII. These targets relate to governance of ESG (ESG policies or strategies, an ESG working group or committee, agreed key performance indicators (KPIs) for the board), climate change and board gender diversity. The targets represent an important milestone and we believe that these targets will help to create value in the underlying portfolio companies and will seek to support portfolio companies, ensuring they are ready for the future.

  • Won BVCA Excellence in ESG award
  • Classified new buyout fund (Permira VIII) as Article 8 under SFDR
  • Recruited three new ESG team members – ESG / Climate Specialist, Permira Credit ESG Lead and ESG Associate1
  • ESG Group became ESG Steering Committee
  • Joined ILPA Diversity in Action
  • Refined Values-based investing framework for new buyout fund (Permira VIII)
  • Founding member of ESG Data Convergence Initiative
  • Founding member of UK’s initiative Climat International
  • Multi-million Euro Permira Relief Fund for Covid-19 response2
  • First climate risk assessment (225 private equity and credit companies)
  • New external third-party cyber monitoring in private equity portfolio
  • BVCA ESG e-learning completed by 90% of investment professionals
  • Launched Diversity Steering Committee
  • Cyber Framework for investment teams introduced
  • Second ESG Roundtable (gender pay gap-focused)
  • Became a CarbonNeutral® company3
  • Developed ESG Guidelines for portfolio companies
  • First ESG Roundtable
  • Launched The Permira Foundation (registered charity)
  • First ESG report produced for investors
  • Recruited Permira’s first dedicated Head of ESG, Adinah Shackleton
  • Developed a formal ESG data collection approach
  • Joined BVCA Responsible Investment Advisory Group
  • Won the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) Responsible Investment Award
  • Signatory to UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
  • ESG Group established, led by Jörg Rockenhäuser, Partner
  • Formalised ESG Framework developed to build lasting value