Invest Europe's How to Invest Responsibly - A Guide to ESG Due Diligence for Private Equity GPs and their Portfolio Companies guide provides a summary of emerging good practices for private equity managers, investors and portfolio company management teams. Its aim is to help them identify and address material ESG risks and opportunities during the pre-investment and ownership phases.
This members-only guide, prepared in cooperation with the Invest Europe Responsible Investment Roundtable, aims to serve as a useful tool for those members starting to implement ESG policies, as well as those wishing to improve their existing processes.
This voluntary best practice guide aims to help private equity firms identify and address material ESG risks and opportunities, both prior to investment and during the ownership period. It also includes a comprehensive questionnaire covering a wide range of ESG issues.
Responsible investment (or ESG) is becoming an essential part of doing business. Private equity managers must consider a range of issues, from the diversity in their teams to the carbon emissions stemming from their portfolios. If not, they risk losing investors' confidence and access to deals. This trend will only grow.
The challenge today is to formalise ESG policies to meet these higher standards. In June 2019, Invest Europe’s webinar, organised in collaboration with Navatar, brought together industry experts to discuss how GPs should present their ESG frameworks to investors, as well as the critical considerations to be made during the pre-investment due diligence, portfolio monitoring and exit phases. Topics covered included:
The webinar recording is available here.
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