Promoting Sustainability Can Create Value For PE Firms

Law360, New York (November 6, 2012, 6:36 PM EST) -- Recent surveys published by prominent private equity, accounting and consulting firms show that private equity firms increasingly are focusing on sustainability to generate value and attract investors. As David Rubenstein, managing director of Carlyle Group, told The Wall Street Journal, “if you are willing to put in the time to improve the sustainability principles of a company, you can in fact make more money.”[1]

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