ESG engagement in private equity is rising: survey

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A survey by Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has found that ESG engagement in private equity firms is increasing. Results showed continued strong ESG engagement across Europe and an improvement in quality from Asia-Pacific. Private Equity firms are clearly increasingly aware of issues such as climate change and are responding with action such as carbon offsetting and reducing their reliance on single-use plastics. Only 38% of firms surveyed however, are signatories of UNPRI, UN Compact or similar. Results also show that Firms based in North America appear to be lagging behind their...

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Christopher Copper-Ind

Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.