Integrating ESG Factors Into Private Equity Investment

Law360, New York (July 10, 2012, 12:10 PM EDT) -- Private equity firms are increasingly taking steps to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into their investment and management processes. In part, this activity is in response to pressure from investors who are factoring ESG considerations into their own investment decisions.

A 2012 study by PricewaterhouseCoopers found that 88 percent of the private equity firms surveyed believed that limited partner attention to ESG issues would increase in the next five years.[1] In this context, private equity firms have found that integration of ESG considerations can...
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