What Private Equity Firms Need to Know About ESG

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Private equity (PE) firms that have embraced environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors have an advantage in value creation and investment opportunities. In fact, according to a recent survey by ERM, 70% of private equity respondents have seen ESG positively influence their investments. At the same time, over 95% of respondents stated that they have not yet accessed ESG’s full value creation opportunities. 

So, how can private equity firms bridge that gap and tap into the full potential of ESG?

Alex Bernhardt, Director at Marsh & McLennan Advantage, and Robert Robideaux, Managing Director at Marsh, answered this question and offered tips for private equity firms in a recent webinar hosted by the Private Equity CFO Association (PECFOA). 

Watch the replay to learn the top ESG considerations for private equity firms, including:

  • An overview of ESG strategies for PE firms.
  • Integrating ESG issues into the entire PE value chain.
  • Sustainable investment considerations from an asset owner, general partner portfolio, and individual asset perspective.