Sustainability and corporate responsibility are at the heart of our business and our ESG initiatives are a continuously evolving process that we are incredibly passionate about. Applying these principles will allow better long-term financial returns for companies and investors, and a closer alignment with the values of our team and society. We believe tech contributes to the greater good and provides solutions to solve many of the world’s problems and injustices.
At GP Bullhound, sustainability and corporate responsibility are at the heart of our business and principles. We choose to be responsible for the environmental impact generated by our operations, mitigating and offsetting this impact to ensure a better world for the future.
As a result, we support Leaders for Climate Action (LFCA) and their goal of improving the global economy by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
With our CSR group and carbon footprint program we work towards mitigating our environmental impact by reducing our energy consumption and waste generation, digitalising communications and materials, optimising our archiving with Data Life Cycle Management and server virtualisation, and prioritising sustainable procurement.
With 20 nationalities represented within our team, we champion diversity, respect, education and equal chances for all. Our employee benefits include parental leave, flexible work, healthcare coverage, training and mentoring, and company stock ownership. Our cultural board and Women @GPB groups work on enhancing company culture and gender diversity.
We have formal compliance policies in place against corruption, bribery and to ensure third-party information security.
As a way to contribute to a better world now and tomorrow, we give back a share of our success by supporting charitable non-profit organisations, with emphasis in areas where tech intersects with human rights, education, health, diversity, and the environment.
We consider multiple criteria when selecting the companies we work with, such as their impact on the environment and society, their approach to talent, equality, regulatory compliance, as well as financial health and political risk. GP Bullhound is a member of the British, Swedish, and Hong Kong Private Equity & Venture Capital Associations, and follows and supports the UN Principles for Responsible Investment.
Working Options in Education is an employability and life skills charity that has been helping young people to aim high and fulfil their potential since 2010.
The Working Options Career Pathways Programme is delivered free in state schools, colleges and online by industry volunteers and helps students (aged 14-19) to identify and pursue career options. Through practical help and advice, they build their skills and become confident to face their future with choices.
More on https://workingoptions.org.uk/
Founders4Schools mission is to inspire students and prepare them for the rapidly changing world of work. They do this by enabling educators to invite business leaders for encounters with their students. More information on www.founders4schools.org.uk
Delivering services in 12 countries, Freeformers has inspired over 40,000 employees through digital transformation programmes and 4,235 young people through the Freeformers Foundation. More information on www.freeformers.com
Ensemble Pour La Différence helps social businesses in Eastern Congo to emerge and scale and in so doing bring economic progress and improvements to life quality for the Congolese and their communities. More information on www.ensemblepourladifference.org
End Youth Homelessness EYH is a UK-wide network of local charities working with over 30,000 homeless young people. It provides a national platform to raise awareness, share experience and generate income. Funds raised help charities improve sustainability, capacity and services in extremely challenging times. EYH knows that if you stop young people from becoming homeless today, you stop them becoming the rough sleepers of tomorrow. EYH and its Members do this because they know that homeless young people can be future entrepreneurs, innovators and investors, if they get the right help at the right time. Find out more on www.eyh.org.uk
The percentage of female financial services industry leaders globally remains at 12% – a figure that exists despite a sizeable number of organisations claiming to have diversity initiatives.
Stereotypes surrounding the types of roles available in the finance industry have played a part in discouraging women to enter the workforce. As a result both recruiting and retaining female finance talent has become increasingly more difficult for companies.
The Women in Finance Awards series aims to tackle this issue and redress the gender imbalance, by showcasing the achievements of women in the sector and identifying new role models. More information on https://www.womeninfinance.co.uk/