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The Guide to Responsible Investment

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Publication date:
01 March 2011
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The Guide to Responsible Investment features contributions from over 25 private equity practitioners, detailing how to identify and incorporate practices that adhere to ESG policies.  

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With over 90 private equity-focused companies currently signatories of the UN-backed PRI, responsible investing has become a common topic of discussion within the private equity arena. There are many purported advantages: identifying potential new business opportunities; managing risks; optimising returns; and reducing costs. However, there remain a number of unanswered questions, including: how can fund managers ensure that the environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices they adopt are returns-driven; what is the motivation behind investors' increasing interest and how much information do they really require; and what does the future hold for responsible investment?

What does this book offer?

Lead-edited by Tom Rotherham of Hermes Equity Ownership Services, The Guide to Responsible Investment evaluates the rationale behind responsible investment within private equity, detailing how to identify and incorporate practices that adhere to ESG policies. With over 25 expert contributors, this definitive publication not only offers practical guidance on the implementation, but also examines the impact these can have on private equity investments. These industry professionals share valuable insight on all aspects of responsible investment, from fundraising to exits.

The investor perspective

With investors driving many of the current changes to this asset class and GPs keen to ensure access to future capital, it is important to understand the limited partner approach to responsible investing. The results of a conclusive investor survey show that the majority of respondents believe responsible investment will increase in significance in future years. Full analysis of the survey results is included in the publication.

Case studies

A range of interesting case studies provide in-depth information on the financial and non-financial benefits of incorporating a responsible investment framework into your processes. Learn about the industry best practices from the early adopters, region-specific GPs and other key players.

Featuring contributions from over 25 private equity practitioners, this publication contains informative chapters on a variety of subjects including:
  • Incorporating ESG into fund documentation
  • Successful media engagement
  • Responsible investing in emerging markets
  • Portfolio engagement
  • ESG integration
  • Exiting responsibly
This publication is ideal for:
  • Fund Managers
  • ESG Professionals
  • Institutional Investors
  • Fund of Funds Managers
  • Asset Managers
  • Investment Advisers
  • Consultants
  • Gatekeepers
  • Placement Agents
  • Family Offices