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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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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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