Bringing Our Values to Life

At L Catterton, we believe that incorporating Environmental, Social, and Governance (”ESG”) considerations into our business is part of our obligation as investors and as global citizens.

Our ESG Approach

Since formalizing our ESG policy in 2015, we have continued to evolve our program to increasingly integrate ESG best practices into how we operate as a firm and partner with our portfolio companies. L Catterton is dedicated to considering ESG throughout our entire investment lifecycle including: sourcing, due diligence during our underwriting process, portfolio management during our hold periods, and our execution of exits.
Sourcing
Sourcing
Our "Vertical Process" – a systematic approach, based on research and consumer insights, to identify the trends and categories in which we invest– incorporates ESG principles to guide and inform decision-making and prioritization.
Due Diligence
Due Diligence
Our ESG advisor, Malk Partners, performs a dedicated ESG due diligence review for all investment opportunities that reach the confirmatory diligence phase. Findings are summarized in a comprehensive ESG due diligence report.
Active Management & Monitoring
Active Management & Monitoring
Post-investment, our investment professionals continue working with each portfolio company to promote and drive the highest standard of ESG practices.
Lcatterton ESG Report
Inaugural ESG Report
Click below to access our 2020 ESG report for more detail on our efforts.

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Diversity and Inclusion
A focus on diversity and inclusion has been central to who we are since our founding more than 30 years ago. As individuals and as a team, we have worked to establish and implement a coordinated, global approach to attract, develop, and retain diverse talent. These efforts have resulted in a more diverse and talented firm, but we remain committed to constant and continuous improvement.
Our Mission Statement
Talent knows no bounds. We seek and celebrate all superior talent.
L Catterton’s mission is to be the world’s leading consumer growth investor. Core to this mission is our continued commitment to building a team of professionals and portfolio companies that promulgate our firm’s core cultural values. We use the unique backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of our team to responsibly and successfully invest in consumer companies globally.
Select Diversity and Inclusion Highlights in Our Firm
L Catterton proudly submmited a letter, dated February 11, 2021, in support of Nasdaq's proposal to enhance board diversity disclosures and encourage the creation of more diverse boards through a market-led solution.

On August 6, 2021, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") approved this proposal.

We invite you to click here to learn more about the SEC's approval order.
CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion
L Catterton’s co-CEOs, Scott Dahnke and Michael Chu, were among the founding signatories in 2017.
ILPA Diversity in Action
L Catterton became an official signatory to this ILPA initiative in 2020 when the program was announced.
A Look Into Our Firm
In addition to our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we are committed to providing meaningful and rewarding jobs to our employees as well as to connecting and contributing to the local community.

We offer a generous benefits package to support our employees' personal and family obligations and their healthy lifestyles.

We offer a matching gift program to further promote employees’ philanthropic efforts up to $2,000 per employee per year. This program also applies when an employee chooses to donate more than 40 hours to any eligible charity.

We host periodic volunteer events in partnership with local organizations including Feeding Westchester and Habitat for Humanity through The Day of Giving—a day that takes place before Thanksgiving when all employees in the Americas L Catterton offices are encouraged to participate in one full day of volunteering.

Great place to work 2020
We have partnered with Great Place to Work®, distributing the annual employee survey globally since 2018. In 2020, we were proud to again be certified as a "great place to work."
Internal Covid-19 Response
  • Sourcing and importing 17,000 masks for local area hospitals and healthcare workers
  • Donating 67,500 meals to seniors who were shut in their homes and children who didn’t have access to meals while schools were closed
  • Helping many portfolio company employees who were displaced by the economic shutdown to find work in other places, including within some of our other portfolio companies
  • Supporting those in our firm who were directly impacted by the virus, either personally or in their families
  • Successfully transforming to a remote work environment, providing regular communications and resources to employees via our Intranet
  • Preserving our team-oriented culture, by providing both formal and informal support networks across the firm, including “Virtual Happy Hours” after work
In an effort to give back to the communities close to us and to help those who have been deeply affected by COVID-19, employees from L Catterton participated in a 50-100 mile charity cycling event during the past year. The team raised over $12,000 for the Henry Street Settlement, an organization that has been helping underserved communities in New York for over 125 years.