SDG contributions

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out a series of global ambitions to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. We believe that business can play a key role in achieving the SDGs, and, as such, we aim to align our companies’ operations with the goals most relevant to their activities. 

Whilst we recognise the importance of all the SDGs, we believe that our current portfolio can make the biggest direct contribution to six specific goals:

  • SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing
  • SDG 4: Quality Education
  • SDG 5: Gender Equality
  • SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13: Climate Action

This year, we have begun to consolidate KPIs for these six goals, allowing us to systematically track our SDG-aligned contributions going forward.

Our portfolio’s direct SDG contributions

2019 cross portfolio SDG contribution highlights


58% women employees


755 net jobs created


14 training hours per employee provided


3% of permanent employees promoted


93% of portfolio companies implemented carbon reduction measures