Our Culture

We believe our culture is what makes us different

A shared ambition to be the best, the confidence to be calm, and collaboration above all else.

Working together at ECI

Our Values

Our values are at the heart of every partnership.

They represent the people we are, and the way we work together.

Naturally collaborative

Constantly improving

Carefully considered

The lack of ego at ECI comes down to a real confidence. Other people might want their status to feel important, but you don’t get that at ECI.”

Joanna Swash

CEO, Moneypenny

Joanna Swash, CEO Moneypenny

One of the things that really stands out is the focus on people and the culture of an organisation…and making sure that the people agenda is the main agenda.”

Naz Dossa

CEO, Peoplesafe

Naz Dossa, CEO Peoplesafe

OUR MEMBERSHIPS

Pioneering partnerships

We are proud to play our part in positive change for the private equity industry, as founding members of the following organisations. But we know that more change is needed, so we are always looking for new opportunities to make further progress for good in our society, our environment, and our industry.

 

Jeremy Lytle and William Ip chatting together

A not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving gender diversity in European private equity.

Level 20 logo

A program to provide 10,000 internships over the next five years to black students and recent graduates, designed to help transform the horizons and prospects of young black people in the United Kingdom.

10000 Black Interns logo

A global network for LGBT+ investment professionals with a mission is to make the direct investing industry more welcoming for LGBT+ professionals.

Out Investors logo

The industry body and public policy advocate for UK private equity.

BVCA logo

A government initiative for job creation for 16- to 24-year-olds who are at risk of long term unemployment.

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Our charity partners, ReachOut, is a mentoring and social mobility charity with over 25 years’ experience working with young people in disadvantaged communities.

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ESG

Investing for the future

Through our ESG framework, we integrate environmental, societal and governance considerations across the lifecycle of every investment we make. This is not only essential for mitigating potential risks – we want to invest for a future that is better for all.

Mark Keeley, Partner, ECI

Generating financial value must be sustainable. For our companies to thrive, so too must the world in which they operate.”

Mark Keeley

Partner, ECI

Case Study

ESG IN ACTION

MPM

During our investment we supported MPM to move towards a leadership position within ECI’s ESG framework.

Since its inception, MPM’s promise to its customers has included producing premium pet food that is:

100% ALL-NATURAL

FREE FROM PRESERVATIVES AND FILLERS

ETHICALLY SOURCED

We supported MPM in a number of ESG initiatives, including:

2017

MPM launches its Go Green project, with a focus on reducing the impact of packaging

MPM begins the process of B Corp Certification, launching various initiatives with the aim of balancing “purpose and profit.” MPM successfully achieved B Corp status in 2021.

2019

Why was MPM and B Corp a natural fit?

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ESG Tracking

We track ESG portfolio KPIs, and have done for the last five years, to ensure we have full visibility of how the portfolio is performing in key areas and support our portfolio to improve performance over the course of our investment. We have a designated ESG Committee at ECI to support progress both within our portfolio and in our own business.

72.5%
drop in carbon intensity per £1m of turnover, 2017-2020
17%+
increase in female employees since 2017, making up 48% of total employees in 2020

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