Inclusion and Diversity


We believe that at Actis and for the businesses we invest in, a diverse team operating in an inclusive culture quite simply makes better decisions.

The decisions we make and the actions we take mean we deliver superior financial performance for our investors and positive impacts for the countries, cities and communities in which we operate.


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Harnessing human capital

Inequality levels are high and rising. Even prior to the pandemic, income inequality was growing across the world. The virus has accelerated, hitting certain...

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People drive performance

Actis' Inclusion and Diversity working group

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Actis’ Inclusion & Diversity working group includes representation across geographies, functions, nationalities and practice areas, with support from an Actis senior advisor with expertise in organisational change. The working group is responsible for creating and nurturing an inclusive culture within the firm and also focuses on Actis' portfolio companies. It is supported by the Executive Committee and driven at Partner level with Lucy Heintz as Chair. 

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Hear from minority leaders within Actis and our portfolio companies through our Spotlight series.

Diversity in the portfolio

As we drive our inclusion and diversity agenda within Actis, we recognise our impact can extend beyond the firm and across our portfolio companies. Initiatives we are driving include collecting data to establish a baseline on diversity metrics; identifying best practice at portfolio companies and driving targeted initiatives; showcasing success stories of diverse people from our portfolio companies and establishing a mentoring program for a subset of colleagues from portfolio companies. See highlights below. 

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Recruitment and talent

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Actis has a team of approximately 300 people operating across 17 offices globally from Mexico City to Seoul. Attracting and retaining the best talent to deliver excellent performance through a broad base of individuals is a key aspect of future proofing the firm.

Portfolio mentoring programme

With a strategic focus within our own organisation of creating a genuinely diverse and inclusive workplace for our employees, Actis is also in a great position to support our portfolio companies in building environments that value the different viewpoints and contribution of employees drawn from a variety of backgrounds, beliefs and ethnicities.

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