Our approach and principles

Our mission is to build an enduring firm that makes a positive contribution to our colleagues, clients and wider communities. That is what we mean by investing today for a sustainable tomorrow. Our collective effort is to attract and retain a diverse, motivated team of talented individuals who are committed to working collaboratively with each other, our clients and our external partners to grow and sustain our firm into future decades.

We believe that environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues should not be an after-thought. Achieving our ambitions requires us to embed a responsible attitude and approach into every aspect of our daily activities: how we invest our clients’ capital, how we develop our services, how we conduct ourselves as individuals and professionals, and how manage waste and energy.

Our approach is shaped by four defining principles:

As you read through this report, you will find out more about how we have embedded ESG at the heart of everything we do – and about how Pantheon and the managers we partner with have continued to prioritize these issues in the face of the Covid pandemic.

Click on the links below to read our corporate ESG policy, a summary of our approach to ESG, and to find out more about our 14-year relationship with the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI), one of the most important advocates for transparency and change across the global financial services industry.

Pantheon and the UN PRI

Pantheon’s ESG Policy

Pantheon’s ESG Summary

Our history with ESG

Pantheon has been at the forefront of ESG for more than a decade


UNPRI awarded A+ for Strategy & Governance, Infrastructue and Private Equity


UNPRI awarded A+ for Strategy & Governance, and Infrastructure


UNPRI - awarded A+ for Private Equity, Infrastructure and Strategy and Governance


ESG report 2.0

Integration of Reprisk into our due diligence processes

Joined PRI Private Equity Advisory Committee (PEAC)


Appointed RepRisk as data provider for ESG monitoring


Awarded A+ in UNPRI’s first formal assessment1


Enhanced our ESG Reporting for Clients


Adopted ESG Disclosure Framework


Implemented pioneering reporting to clients on ESG


Ranked in the top quartile for all six Principles of the PRI


Successfully integrated the Principles into our investment processes


Joined the PRI Steering Committee


Established an internal ESG working group


Signed up to the Principles of Responsible Investment (“PRI”)

1 Pantheon is a signatory of the UNPRI and has used these principles as a framework to develop its ESG policy across all its investment activities. As a signatory of the PRI, we are required to complete an annual assessment which seeks to facilitate learning and development, identify areas for further improvement and facilitate dialogue between asset owners and investment managers on responsible investment activities and capabilities.