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22 April 2015

ESG focus could impact short term profitability according to Sarona exec $

Sarona pic An ESG focus in private equity could dampen profitability in the short term, but the long term performance will pay off according to Sarona’s Vivina Berla.

15 April 2015

Bain launches new social impact business led by ex-Massachusetts Governor Patrick

1952877 Buyout major Bain Capital has hired former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to head up a new business that will invest in projects that deliver attractive returns as well as having a “significant, measurable social impact”.

23 February 2015

LP demand for ESG in private equity continues to rise $

insurance contract form Institutional investors are increasingly demanding that private equity firms adopt ESG policies in their investment processes, according to new research.

9 February 2015

ESG-focus could boost returns in sustainability sector, say LPs

news_uparrow_lrg Focusing on funds with a strong ESG focus has the potential to boost returns, but it is very difficult to quantify, said LPs speaking at the AltAssets Clean Energy & Sustainability forum.

1 December 2014

How ESG can really drive those returns $

red-tape_lrg Far from being a cost to private equity, new research from Pantheon shows that good environmental, social and governance practices are a driver of value

16 July 2014

Actis hires ex PwC, Innovest exec as responsible investment director

Shami Nissan Actis Emerging markets-focused private equity firm Actis has hired former PwC sustainability and climate change team member Shami Nissan as a director in its responsible investment team.

4 March 2014

ESG factors grow their role in impacting investment decisions $

Impact investment has seen growing interest from both private and institutional investors increasingly attracted to the sustainable and profitable aspects of socially and environmentally responsible companies.

19 February 2014

DFI investor CDC adds to environmental and social responsibility team

UK development finance investor CDC Group has hired Ritu Kumar as a director focusing on environmental and social responsibility.

13 February 2014

Carlyle hires Jackie Roberts as chief sustainability officer

roberts Private equity major Carlyle has appointed Jackie Roberts to the newly created position of chief sustainability officer.

11 December 2013

European mezzanine firm Syntaxis Capital hires ESG exec Rupert Coull

Syntaxis Capital, a provider of mezzanine finance in Central Europe, has added Rupert Coull, to focus on environmental, social and governance principles.

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