Responsible Investing and ESG

We are committed to investing responsibly

Corporate responsibility

On all key issues, including diversity and inclusion, environmental impact and employee culture, PIP’s investment manager, Pantheon, has specific plans delivering tangible results.

Employee culture based on diversity and inclusion

Pantheon passionately believes that improving diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do, which is why we have set specific targets for furthering gender and racial diversity among employees. Pantheon has purposefully created an employee culture based on respect, inclusivity and integrity. This foundation means employees can thrive and contribute effectively to the success of PIP.

Signatory of UK Government’s Women in Finance Charter

Committed to developing a global workforce that reflects the people Pantheon serves

Pantheon believes that the diversity of our people and practices fuels the power of Pantheon’s innovation and success. Diversity applies to a variety of factors and Pantheon strives to ensure that its workforce reflects the global nature of its business. In 2021, we refreshed our D&I Strategy and welcomed new members to our established Global Inclusion & Diversity Committee. Find out more about Pantheon’s approach to Diversity and inclusion here.

Gender diversity*

Overall workforce



Investment team heads**


Prefer not to say: 2%

Ethnic diversity*

Overall workforce


Non-white ethnic background

Prefer not to say: 3%

Global staff disability profile

Overall workforce


Employees who identified as disabled

Prefer not to say: 7%

Global staff LGBTQ+ profile

Overall workforce


Employees who identify as LGBTQ+

Prefer not to say: 7%

Pantheon’s beliefs extend beyond how we run our own business. Pantheon has incorporated a diversity and inclusion section into its due diligence questionnaire for all primary investments and we look to ensure that the issue of diversity is continuously on our private equity managers’ agendas. We believe that this is not only ethical but also improves performance; our strong belief is that more diverse private equity firms make better investment decisions and we have been pleased to note many developing their own D&I policies.

Find out more about Pantheon’s approach to Corporate Responsibility, ESG and Employee Engagement here.

* The response rate for our voluntary survey in December 2022 – January 2023 was 89%, compared to a 75% response rate in the prior annual survey.

** Data is subject to rounding. 0% of staff declined to answer.

Unifying diversity and inclusion ("D&I")

Pantheon proudly supports a number of organisations focused on equitable access to education and opportunity, and emphasises partnerships that target gender, LGBTQ+ and under-represented groups. Pantheon is a signatory to the UK Government’s Women in Finance Charter, which commits to a pre-set target of gender diversity, and Helen Steers, a Partner at Pantheon and manager of PIP, is one of the co-founders of Level 20 ( whose aim is to inspire women to join and succeed in the private equity industry. Amongst other initiatives, Pantheon supports 100 Black Interns and is a Member of Out Investors. In recognition of its efforts and commitment, Pantheon was named the Diversity & Inclusion Leader of the Year (LP) at The Private Equity Awards 2022.

Private Equity Awards 2022

Modern slavery

The UK’s Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires Pantheon to report annually on the steps taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place anywhere within the business or supply chains. Pantheon’s ESG policy is already aligned with a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery and trafficking, and Pantheon’s Modern Slavery Statement can be found on Pantheon’s website here: Pantheon-Modern-Slavery-Statement-July-2022_-Final.pdf (

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