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ESG Policy

Vista is committed to ESG management in our private equity portfolio. We’ve aligned our ESG policy with the American Investment Council’s comprehensive Guidelines for Responsible Investing (Appendix). We regularly revisit and update our ESG Policy to ensure that it evolves with changes in industry demands and regulations.

Guiding Principles

  • Wellness and Safety: Ensure proper labor and working conditions to safeguard the health and safety of Vista employees and employees at Vista portfolio companies.
  • Inclusivity: Encourage a culture of meritocracy, fairness and transparency.
  • Trust and Responsibility: Promote honesty, integrity, fairness and respect in all of our business practices.
  • Privacy and Cybersecurity: Protect the privacy of confidential consumer and corporate information through our own operations and those of Vista portfolio companies.
  • Transparency: Provide stakeholders with clear, transparent information regarding ESG risks
  • Protecting Our Planet: Ensure and continuously improve the environmental responsibility and energy efficiency of our firm and our portfolio companies.
  • Social and Community Empowerment: 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.

Broad Accountability

At Vista, we foster ESG understanding and accountability throughout the firm. Our investment professionals are responsible for managing and instilling the guiding principles of our ESG policy across our portfolio companies. In addition, Vista Consulting Group (VCG) is actively involved in addressing potential ESG risks during the private equity investment process and within the Vista firm. Our Compliance team provides oversight and ensures that employees at Vista adhere to our ESG policy.

Responsibility: From Sourcing to Exit

We incorporate ESG analysis into our private equity investment process to limit stakeholder risks and position our portfolio companies for sustainable growth and success. Before every deal and add-on acquisition, VCG subject matter experts conduct an in-depth review of the company’s technology, cybersecurity and data privacy practices. Additionally, we engage law firms and consulting firms to assess potential ESG risks and opportunities. All material findings are communicated to the investment committee.

 

After a deal has closed, Vista continues to monitor ESG performance and progress throughout the life of each private equity investment. We ensure ESG measures are maintained through regular conversations and documented check-ins with Vista portfolio company management and leadership, as well as board oversight during quarterly meetings.

Our Commitment to Investors

We advance the market impact of Vista portfolio companies while safeguarding stakeholder interests.