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Environmental, Social and Governance Strategy

We believe the transformative power of technology is the key to an even better future – a smarter economy, a healthier planet, diverse and inclusive communities, and a broader path to prosperity.

Our Commitment to Stakeholders

We recognize the opportunity and responsibility we have to make a positive impact on the world through our business and investment decisions. Our environmental, social and governance (ESG) policy reflects our commitment to creating value for all of our stakeholders and adhering to the highest standards of integrity throughout the lifecycle of each private equity investment.

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Achieving Carbon Neutrality

At Vista, we acknowledge our responsibility in managing our operations with a focus on reducing our share of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Vista has engaged with an independent party to measure and offset our 2019 GHG emissions, becoming a carbon neutral firm.

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Guiding Principles


Ensure proper labor and working conditions to safeguard the health and safety of Vista employees and employees at Vista portfolio companies.


Encourage a culture of meritocracy, fairness and transparency.


Promote honesty, integrity, fairness and respect in all of our business practices.


Protect the privacy of confidential consumer and corporate information through our own operations and those of Vista portfolio companies.


Provide stakeholders with clear, transparent information regarding ESG risks.


Ensure and continuously improve the environmental responsibility and energy efficiency of our firm and our portfolio companies.


Promote the development of our communities and use our position as a community leader to provide charitable contributions, with a focus on job training and opportunity, access to education, supporting the arts and culture, and protecting our health and environment.

Principles for Responsible Investment

Vista is a signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the world's largest reporting project on responsible investment. Through priority areas, PRI's blueprint for responsible investing prioritizes some of the most pressing ESG issues in the world today - from climate change to the barriers around a more sustainable financial system - leading to prosperous and inclusive societies for future generations.

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Serving a Broader Purpose

Our unmatched experience investing in the enterprise software market enables us to consistently deliver on our commitments to investors who have entrusted us with their futures.


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Diversity and Inclusion: Inherent to Our Shared Success

Cultivating a diverse workforce and an inclusive corporate culture have remained top priorities for our founders and leaders since the firm’s founding.

Diversity of experience, race, ethnicity, culture, gender and sexual orientation provides varied and distinct perspectives that help us make better investment decisions and be better corporate citizens. That’s why we’re committed to maintaining an environment rich in different backgrounds by recruiting, engaging and retaining people of all generations, ethnicities, sexual orientations and life experiences.

Helping To Close the Opportunity Gap


We created the Vista Frontier Fellows internship program to provide additional opportunities for women, African Americans and Latinx candidates in private equity.


We support the Thirty Percent Coalition and its alignment with our vision for diverse boards of directors that reflect the gender, racial and ethnic diversity of the U.S. workforce.


We partner with organizations that create learning and career opportunities for underrepresented communities and focus on the sustainability of our workforce.

Responsible Capital Management

Advancing Vista portfolio companies’ market impact while safeguarding stakeholder interests.

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