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Oak Hill Capital Partners Releases its Inaugural ESG Report: A first among U.S.-based middle market private equity firms

October 31, 2013 By: Andrew Malk and Jennifer Pennell Oak Hill recently released its first ESG report, which is particularly notable given that it was the first ESG report published publicly by a U.S.-based middle market private equity firm. The report details Oak Hill’s environmental, social, and governance initiatives, emphasizing ESG integration across the investment cycle. Notable best practices described in the report include: forming a committee dedicated 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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Another Prominent Private Equity Leader Endorses ESG Management as a Value Creation Driver

By: Justin Lee MSP’s ESG in Private Equity – 2013 study showed that ESG management within private equity firms and their institutional investors continues to expand. In a recent interview, David Bonderman, founder of the highly regarded private equity firm, TPG Capital, added his support of these trends saying that he “think[s] the importance of ESG is on the way up, not on the way down.” He continued, “…the Read More…

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Proposed Standard Will Expand Sustainability Disclosure Requirements to All Stock Exchanges

By Michael Shoemaker and Mark Christensen A proposed standard will require companies to disclose sustainability information in order to be listed on global stock exchanges. The standard will require companies to explain the process used to determine material environmental and social issues, provide links to sustainability data in financial reporting, and disclose pertinent information related to climate change, environmental impact, human rights, supply chain, diversity, employee relations, government Read More…

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