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At Tailwind, our team is driven by a shared purpose to Accelerate Change across our Firm, our portfolio companies, and the broader communities in which we live and work.

Tailwind adopted its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Program in 2014 and over the last decade, we have made great strides on our ESG journey.  We believe that we are a leader within the middle market private equity space – integrating ESG priorities into our due diligence and portfolio value creation process and implementing differentiated programs across our portfolio.

Tailwind 2022 ESG Report

Tailwind Ownership Program (TOP)

TOP is an all-employee equity program in which every company employee is granted meaningful common equity which is realized at exit. TOP is designed to align incentives, provide shared wealth creation, and enhance job commitment. We have thus far launched TOP at three portfolio companies – National Trench Safety, Axis Air and Banner.


Tailwind strongly believes that diverse thought, background, and perspective produce superior long-term results.

We foster a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Tailwind and across our portfolio companies. Our TEAM Program (Tailwind Emerging & Ascending Mangers) is a leadership program to develop diverse executives at Tailwind portfolio companies. We believe that developing diverse leaders and talent within our portfolio is a key to creating long-term value.

We are proud to be a committed member of the ESG Data Convergence Initiative (EDCI), an industry-led initiative which aims to streamline the private investment industry’s historically fragmented approach to collecting ESG data and to create a critical mass of meaningful, performance-based, comparable ESG data from private companies.

We are committed to being active participants in the communities in which we live and work.

Tailwind supports and empowers all our team members to give back through firm-sponsored projects and initiatives. We also support our portfolio companies in their philanthropic endeavors, many of which have significant corporate responsibility programs. Organizations supported by Tailwind: