Supporting Young Entrepreneurs

LDC’s partnership with The Prince’s Trust recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. To mark this important milestone, we worked with the UK’s leading youth charity to design and develop ‘Enterprise Advance’ – a comprehensive package of support and funding to help young entrepreneurs sustain and grow their businesses, recognising the important role they play in the future of the UK economy.

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37% Reduction of our financed emissions from our 2019 baseline.
10,000 Young entrepreneurs we’ll support through our partnership with The Prince’s Trust.
60% The percentage of the 30 new employees that joined LDC during 2022 who are diverse.
100% Renewable electricity used across all LDC offices.

Our ESG Commitments

ESG is an essential part of how we operate. It’s not only the right thing to do but makes clear commercial sense. We are proud our portfolio businesses act in a way that protects the environment and treats people fairly, and we continue our focus on our own ESG commitments so we can lead by example.


  • We will ensure our own operations are net zero by 2030

  • We will support our portfolio companies to reduce their emissions by 50% by 2030, on a path to net zero by 2050 or sooner


  • We are proactively addressing diversity and inclusion in our own business and across our portfolio

  • We will extend our charitable commitments, contributing £5m over the next 5 years – extended from £2.5m in July 2022

  • We will continue to invest in regional economies through our portfolio and employee base

  • We will increase our support for the UK mid-market, investing in at least 100 companies in the next 5 years, helping them to increase job creation by 60%


  • We continue to champion the principles of good corporate governance at LDC and across our portfolio

  • We are training employees and portfolio companies on ESG-related matters

  • We will further embed ESG into LDC’s strategy, policies and core business processes

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In LDC we’ve chosen an investment partner whose purpose very much aligns with our own. Their support will allow us to accelerate our growth plans while maintaining our focus on driving tangible improvements and positive change.”

Jon Hancock, CEO

LDC’s ESG Director

Alex Bexon is LDC’s ESG Director and helps pursue and achieve our ESG commitments. These include ensuring LDC’s operations are net zero by 2030, proactively addressing diversity and inclusion, and continuing to champion the principles of good corporate governance.

He also works across LDC’s national portfolio, supporting their ongoing ESG efforts, which are embedded throughout the lifecycle of LDC’s partnerships.

Meet Alex
LDC's ESG Director

Memberships,  Accreditations and Awards

Real Deals, the independent voice of European private equity, named LDC in its Future 40: ESG innovators list, in recognition of our efforts to champion ESG excellence, and in its Future 40: Climate Change Champions list, in recognition of our commitment to sustainable investing.

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LDC is a member of the Initiative Climat International (iCI), a global, practitioner-led community of private markets investors that seek to better understand and reduce carbon emissions in their portfolio.

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LDC’s position as the leading supporter of young entrepreneurs at The Prince’s Trust was recognised at The Prince’s Trust Partnership Awards in 2023 where LDC was named ‘Partner of the Year’.

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We are proud to be a committed member of the ESG Data Convergence Initiative (EDCI), an industry-led initiative which aims to streamline the private investment industry’s historically fragmented approach to collecting ESG data and to create a critical mass of meaningful, performance-based, comparable ESG data from private companies.


We are supporting Level 20 – a not for profit organisation dedicated to gender diversity in private equity. Level 20’s ambition is to inspire women to join the private equity industry and help them succeed. We share this ambition, and we are committed to making this happen at LDC.

We are supporting the #10000blackinterns programme. The initiative offers internships in financial and professional services to black students across the UK to help kickstart their careers in the sector. We have provided paid summer internships every year since the programme was launched.

We are helping our employees gain the skills and knowledge to integrate ESG into everything that we do across our business and our portfolio. They have all completed The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership’s online ‘Sustainability Essentials for Business’ course.

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Giving Something Back

We support good causes close to the heart of our employees across all of our offices. In 2023, our teams contributed to fundraising and donations totalling £1.1m to community causes.