Private debt

ESG incorporation in private debt provides limited partners (LPs) and general partners (GPs) with additional credit risk insights throughout the deal cycle.

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Practical guides and tools


ESG incorporation in direct lending: A guide for private debt investors

A PRI survey of private debt market participants has found significant advances in ESG incorporation, engagement, and other practices. This paper provides insights into the state of play for responsible investors in this market.

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The PC-PE ESG Factor Map

The PRI has worked with signatories on a new private credit (PC)-private equity (PE) ESG Factor Map. The Map aims to streamline the environmental, social and governance (ESG) information shared during the investment process. It is designed to facilitate collaboration between sponsors, co-investors and lenders and integrates existing ESG standards ...


Responsible investment DDQ for private debt investors

This DDQ has been developed to help investors better understand and evaluate private debt managers’ approaches to responsible investment


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Private equity sponsors and lenders align to standardise ESG disclosure during due diligence


By Sanaz Raczynski, Head of ESG at Kohlberg & Company; Allison Spector, Head of ESG at One Rock Capital Partners and formerly at Churchill from Nuveen; Peter Dunbar, Senior Specialist and Carmen Nuzzo, Head of Fixed Income, Investment Practices, PRI


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ESG in private debt: Episode 1


In this episode, the PRI’s head of fixed income, Carmen Nuzzo speaks with Adam Heltzer of Ares Management and Faith Rosenfeld of HPS Investment Partners, to discuss how private debt investors are incorporating ESG into their investment practices.

Private Debt Advisory Committee


Advisory committees and working groups

Advisory committees and working groups guide the PRI’s work and help to implement our work programmes.