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Our Commitment

We have a range of initiatives in place to increase diverse representation at all levels and foster inclusion, which include:

Inspire & Learn
  • Actis’ intranet site with several pages on inclusion and diversity with access to multiple resources, including a Global Reasonable Adjustments Guide for employees who require extra support (e.g., assistive technology).
  • Seminars and speaker sessions focusing on topics such as mental health, LGBT+, working families, neurodiversity and advancing women.
  • An Inclusion and Diversity Business Planning Toolkit providing tips on how to embed I&D into teams and across locations.
  • MyActisCareer, a learning platform to support employee development and career aspirations, and to help with development goals.
  • Masterclasses for board members of Actis’ portfolio companies.
Connect & Listen
  • A firmwide mentoring programme to help each other grow, develop, and reach their full potential. Mentoring provides the opportunity for individuals to take responsibility for their own personal and career development.
  • Reverse Mentoring – Mentor relationships from across the business, representing a mix of roles, offices, gender and ethnicity.
  • “This is Me” – an initiative encouraging employees to share their personal stories as part of our wider inclusion strategy.
  • A self-identification tool encouraging people to self-identify their diversity status to help evolve the diversity strategies across the firm.
  • Parental policies that extend maternity leave and paternity leave to help employees care for their families.
  • Employee resource groups in place to strengthen employee engagement across the firm.
  • A Culture of Respect: Speak Up initiative where employees can anonymously say what is on their mind, effectively make contributions to projects and processes, and comfortably offer feedback.
  • Targeted mentoring programme for portfolio companies where mentors come from our Actis Advisors, Partners and Directors demonstrating our strength of commitment in nurturing talent.
Simplify & Lead
  • A refreshed global I&D committee made up of individuals from across geographies, functions, nationalities, and practice areas that meets regularly to steer the firm’s I&D agenda and monitor progress.
  • Strengthening our culture of metrics which includes scrutinising our practices to ensure we grow a diverse pipeline.
  • Development of an I&D best practice playbook for our portfolio companies which acts as a reference guide on how to develop strategy and tools for inclusion and diversity.
  • An annual deep dive on I&D which is conducted by our portfolio companies.