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Climate change is taking centre stage as funds move to measure emissions and integrate changes so they are maintained post-exit.
Leading by example and setting out a clear set of principles for portfolio companies and the GP itself are important.
Firms are recruiting for responsible investment roles and looking for individuals with skillsets ranging from investor relations to ESG integration.
Investing in businesses at one remove means secondaries firms need a different dynamic if they are to innovate on environmental, social and governance issues.
Six case studies that show the potential of impact investing in education, diversity, farming, financing and sustainability.
Good governance requires leading by example and setting out a clear set of principles whether that is at GP, LP or portfolio company level.
The new EU rules will require fund managers to disclose how sustainability risks are integrated into decisions and their likely impact on returns.
Tech offers rich possibilities for ESG innovation with the importance of remote working thrown into sharp relief by the pandemic.
ESG-backed finance facilities have been one of the fastest growing areas of innovation in private equity over the last 12 months.
The race is on to develop standardised ways of quantifying impact from measuring the financial value of changes to creating frameworks.

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