Category Archives: Corporate Environmental Sustainability

MSP Identifies an Accelerating ESG Management Driver

Malk Sustainability Partners (MSP) recently released ESG in Private Equity(SM): Issue Focus – 2014. It is the first study to take an in-depth look at how large enterprise customers’ supply chain sustainability inquiries impact private equity firms’ ESG management strategy. MSP conducted extensive conversations with senior members of global private equity general partners to identify how this trend is affecting and will continue to affect private equity-owned middle-market Read More…

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Climate Change Data Assists Investors in Identifying Leading Companies

The abundant increase in quantitative data detailing the effects of climate change has prompted many investors to evaluate the environmental risks and opportunities in their investments. This enables them to better assess their investee companies’ preparedness to thrive in an economy increasingly impacted by a changing climate. “It is not only completely possible for investors to include these factors in their decision-making… [but] it helps you identify a Read More…

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KKR Releases 3rd Annual ESG Report

By Dana George Earlier this week Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts (KKR) released its third annual ESG report, Creating Sustainable Value: Progress through partnership.  KKR began managing ESG issues in 2007, in collaboration with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), which positions it as an ESG leader in the U.S. private equity sector. Since 2008, KKR has continued to expand its Green Portfolio Program (GPP), adding more companies each year. Read More…

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Why are Investors Placing Pressure on Companies to Report on Carbon Emissions and other ESG Issues?

By Topaz Simply and Mark Christensen Investors are mounting pressure on the world’s largest companies to embrace sustainability management and report on carbon emissions, according to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). But what is driving this upward trend? With $87tr under management, an increasing number of institutional investors support CDP’s annual requests of companies’ carbon emissions. There are 2 primary reasons for this growing trend: 1) In the Read More…

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