Apax Partners is a private equity firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. The financial institution invests in leveraged and management buy-outs, and growth capital. As of 2021, it has 7075 employees and USD 51 billion in total assets.
While Apax Partners has a Sustainability Committee, it could assign responsibility for the committee’s reviews to its board of directors. There is no evidence that the financial institution links the remuneration of its executive or management teams to sustainability performance criteria. No evidence was found that the financial institution commits to gender equality and women’s empowerment. It has an opportunity to disclose how it is addressing the gender pay gap as well as the representation of women in senior leadership roles. There is no evidence that the financial institution describes its engagement approach on sustainability themes and impact topics with clients and investees.
While Apax Partners discloses that it signed up for the Initiative Climate International, there is no evidence that the financial institution discloses a target to reach net-zero financed emissions by 2050. No evidence was found that the financial institution engages with its clients on the topic of climate change, specifically on the alignment with the Paris Agreement. Therefore, it has an opportunity to disclose the key sectors and companies it has identified as priorities to engage with on climate change. There is no evidence that the financial institution discloses its financing activities devoted to climate solutions. Regarding nature and biodiversity, no evidence was found that the financial institution is committed to minimising its negative impacts or financing regenerative solutions.
There is no evidence that Apax Partners has a publicly available policy statement committing it to respect human rights. The financial institution has an opportunity to describe a comprehensive process for identifying its human rights risks and impacts across all its activities, especially its financing activities. The financial institution has an opportunity to disclose the proportion of its total direct operations workforce for each employee category by age group and race or ethnicity. To provide transparency on financial inclusivity, Apax Partners has an opportunity to disclose the amount of finance directed towards, for example, women-owned businesses, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) or low-income developing countries.
Apax Partners has an opportunity to establish a grievance mechanism accessible to all workers, external individuals and communities to raise human rights complaints or concerns. There is no evidence that the financial institution has a publicly available policy statement committing it to respect the health and safety of workers.
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Revenue: USD 248 million; Total assets: USD 51 billion