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 factors and equity returns

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 ...

Spotlight on responsible investment in private debt

Spotlight on responsible investment in private debt

The core concepts of responsible investment are the consideration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in investment decisions and investor stewardship, alongside a commitment to both corporate and investor transparency.


Responsible investment DDQ for private debt investors

The Private debt investor ESG due diligence questionnaire (DDQ) is designed for use by indirect investors (i.e. Limited Partners or asset owners) when assessing potential private debt managers.


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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.

Responsible lending - focus on ESG in private debt


The key concepts of responsible investment are complimentary to private debt with its core focus on analysing and managing risk through relationships with investee entities. The PRI observed significant responsible investment activity among private debt managers and a desire to further develop idea of best practice in the industry. Active ...