2021 Responsible Business Report

Our approach is grounded in responsibility: responsibility toward our investors and shareholders, our employees, the companies in which we invest, and our collective responsibility as global citizens and members of our communities.

We manage this responsibility through the diligent integration of environmental, social, and governance considerations across our investment process, and through working with our companies to make the improvements that may be needed to deliver the real-world outcomes we collectively seek.

We are excited about what the future holds and are committed to collaborating with all our stakeholders to positively impact the lives of both present and future generations.

Responsible Business Framework

The Responsible Business framework consists of three pillars of responsibility, 15 dimensions, and multiple KPIs per dimension. We take a tailored approach to the implementation of this framework, so while all dimensions are universally important to our business, not all are material to all asset classes and/or investments, and similarly not all KPIs are applicable to all investments.

Responsible operator
Being a responsible operator is foundational to building trust and confidence with all our stakeholders, and we expect the same level of care and rigor from our portfolio companies as we apply to ourselves.

Responsible employer
Being a responsible employer is about creating an environment where our people have access to opportunities for growth and quality training and development to build the skills they may need for the future.

Responsible citizen
As an investment manager with a global mandate, we are keenly aware that shifts in global climate and efficient utilization of natural resources bring potentially profound implications for financial stability and the global economy.

Our commitments

Investcorp shares INJAZ Al-Arab’s belief in the potential of Arab youth. With our support, INJAZ acts as the regional hub for Junior Achievement Worldwide, providing education and training in workforce readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship to hundreds of young people each year.

Investcorp supported the Bahrain’s Crown Prince International Scholarship Program which provides youth the opportunity to study at top international universities and colleges. The program supports the career development of young Bahrainis and equips them with the necessary tools to become effective decision makers who contribute to Bahrain’s development, both nationally and globally.

Investcorp co-founded the non-profit GCC BDI in 2007 as a way to strengthen board-level leadership and effective corporate governance across the Gulf.

As a longtime supporter of the University of Oxford, we donated the funds to create The Investcorp Building, Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College in 2015. The building has allowed for the expansion of the Middle East Centre’s teaching capacity and public outreach program, as well as its research library and archive.

In 2019, Investcorp was honored with an engraving on the University’s Clarendon Arch, joining other distinguished past donors, including Sir Thomas Bodley, Queen Elizabeth I, John Radcliffe, King Henry VIII, Sir Ernest Oppenheimer, and Queen Elizabeth II.

Our annual intensive leadership program has hosted more than 200 emerging global business leaders at elite institutions including Oxford Said Business School, Cambridge, Judge Business School, INSEAD, Columbia and IMD Business School at Lausanne. The first meeting of program alumni took place in Bahrain in 2019.​


We invite you to learn more about our ESG journey and how we are driving sustainable value for all of our stakeholders.