ESG Grows Up
An executive summary of the Privcap video series “ESG in Private Equity Comes of Age.” ‘ESG’ stands for Environmental, Social and Governance, and relates to both the practice of evaluating such factors in risk mitigation and due diligence, and to investment strategies explicitly aimed at improving social and environmental welfare.
1. ESG in private equity has moved from the realm of “hope” to “proof”
2. PE firms with deep experience in ESG are refining how they report its impact to investors
3. ESG risk mitigation is not simply about killing deals, but recognizing opportunities