The Invest Europe guidance on climate change for private equity investors is developed to provide practical support to actors and stakeholders in the European market seeking to integrate and advance climate change considerations in their investment processes and management strategies.
The first part of this Guide introduces climate change factors to GPs and LPs at the start of their journey in addressing climate change. It includes practical tools and guidelines for identifying climate change-related risks and opportunities in private equity portfolio companies, complemented with practical business cases. The second section of the Guide focusses on how to engage with portfolio companies on reaching shared climate goals. It aims to help GPs engage in dialogue on climate change issues with their portfolio companies, providing the tools to enable positive conversations and facilitate concrete actions.
This third part of the Guide is aimed at GPs and their portfolio companies who are ready to move onto the next phase of their climate journey. This part serves as a next step following parts 1 and 2. It focusses on integrating target setting into your business plan as a pathway to decarbonisation. The Guide showcases different tools on how to evaluate climate impact as a way of achieving set targets in line with global climate goals.
There are several ways to transition to a net-zero future – we will address a wide spectrum of pathways to make this Guide as useful and practical for as many and diverse types of users as possible.