Aureos Capital is a private equity firm that helps small and medium-sized businesses in low and middle-income countries become sustainable within emerging markets. By using environmental, social, and governance practices, Aureos helps owners both establish their businesses and decrease their liability risks. It advocates for good governance, employee engagement, health and safety, benefit to the community and environmental responsibility within its businesses. Aureos helps each business tailor its services to the local needs of its community. With the use of the Aureos Sustainability Index, a process developed to help small and medium sized businesses monitor their growth and performance, owners are able to track their own performance, a key component of developing sustainability in an emerging market. The index includes financial performance, economic linkages, socio-economic impact, private sector development, management, governance and health, safety, & environmental responsibility. The majority of Aureos' businesses are family owned and have built their foundations on the pillars of leadership, culture, and commitment to their communities.