Responsible Investing

Corporate responsibility is paramount for any business to succeed. StepStone is firmly committed to integrating ESG factors in our investment process, and within our own company.

—Jose Fernandez, Partner and Co-COO
Our Commitment

As global investors overseeing more than $270 billion of private market allocations, we have a responsibility to the investors who entrust us with their capital and the 450+ employees who choose everyday to make StepStone the best company it can be. By signing on with the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investing and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, we aim to promote environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and fair and transparent corporate governance in private markets and with our stakeholders.

ESG in Our Investment Process

Since our founding, ESG considerations have been integral to our investment philosophy and process. Fundamentally, we believe effective management of ESG factors drives stakeholder returns. From an initial screening, to a comprehensive review by our ESG Work Groups and ESG Committee, we thoroughly vet every investment opportunity for its ESG risks and merits. This is a requirement before the Investment Committee can approve any investment.

ESG Committee

Mandated by charter, our ESG Committee is a group of senior professionals who represent different asset classes, regions, and functional areas at the firm. Beyond continually improving how we account for ESG in our investment decision making, the Committee promotes new initiatives to drive excellence and sustainable business practices in our own operations.

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Community Events

Ocean Beach Estuary Restoration
Ocean Beach Estuary Restoration
La Jolla—We partnered with the San Diego River Park Foundation to remove invasive plant species and restore native plant life at a sensitive coastal habitat.
Corporate Experience Day for Lower Socioeconomic Students
Corporate Experience Day for Lower Socioeconomic Students
London—Our team partnered with Making the Leap, a social mobility non profit, to show a group of young people that anyone can work in private markets.
Supply Drive for Homeless New Yorkers
Supply Drive for Homeless New Yorkers
New York & Toronto—We worked with the Bowery Mission, packing 400 toiletry kits for people afflicted with homelessness.
Holiday Party for Military Veterans
Holiday Party for Military Veterans
Cleveland—Our team hosted a holiday party for 120+ military veterans at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center.
La Jolla Shores Clean Up
La Jolla Shores Clean Up
La Jolla—Our team partnered with I Love a Clean San Diego, removing 85 lbs of debris from a local beach.
Mount Sutro Park Restoration
Mount Sutro Park Restoration
San Francisco—We partnered with Sutro Stewards, planting 100+ native plants at an urban park.
Teaching English to Migrant Children
Teaching English to Migrant Children
Beijing—Our team partnered with The Migrant Children Foundation, teaching ~50 students English and doing arts & crafts.
Long Island Park Restoration
Long Island Park Restoration
New York—We partnered with Hunters Point Parks Conservancy to clean up a local waterfront park.
Supporting People With Disabilities
Supporting People With Disabilities
Sydney—Our team lent a hand to the office staff at Aruma (fka House With No Steps), Australia's leading service providers to people with disabilities.
Supply Drive for Homeless Students
Supply Drive for Homeless Students
La Jolla—We hosted a supply drive for the Monarch School, a local school dedicated to educating students impacted by homelessness.

UN PRI Signatory

Each year we submit a comprehensive review of how we implement our ESG policy. Download a copy of our latest assessment below.