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Environment, social and governance (ESG) considerations have been embedded in our approach for over 40 years.

As the UK’s leading mid-market investor and part of Lloyds Banking Group, we see it as our duty to help meet the nation’s environmental and inclusion challenges. We do that by backing responsible growth – ensuring that ESG is an integral part of our portfolio companies’ plans and very high on their boards’ agendas.

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We have an important role to play at a critical time for the economy. Through our investment activity and portfolio support, we have the ability to positively influence the environmental, social and governance contribution of the businesses we back, which is a responsibility we take seriously.”
Toby Rougier, Chief Executive
LDC

A long-term commitment to responsible investing

Our approach to ESG is a long-term commitment. Supported by Lloyds Banking Group’s Helping Britain Prosper Plan, we’re determined to make a real and sustainable difference over the coming years.

We’ve partnered with The Prince’s Trust to launch Backing Youth Ambition – helping equip more than 1,200 young people with the confidence, skills and start-up grants to launch their own businesses. We’ve also raised more than £2.6million for various charities selected by our employees in the last ten years.

Helping our portfolio companies create a culture of sustainability

84%
have confidence about identifying ESG risks
65%
have a board member with formal oversight of ESG
78%
are working towards reducing their use of resources
90%
are confident they have initiatives in place to encourage diversity in their workforce

Making a difference across every sector

From financial and support services, retail and TMT to healthcare, industrials and construction, we’re proud of the positive ESG impact our portfolio companies are making.

Texthelp: Maximising social change through business growth

A global tech leader in cloud-based assistive technology, Texthelp’s mission is to transform the way people with disabilities learn, work and live. So far they’ve supported over 40 million people across 150 countries reach their full potential.

 

Sigmat: Building sustainability into real estate

Manufacturers of more sustainable steel framing, Sigmat have so far helped blue-chip customers across the residential, education and hospitality industries reduce carbon by up to 20%. Their aim is to be become carbon neutral by 2035.