Private markets

Investments that are not traded on public exchanges, but are bought and sold in private transactions, are collectively known as ‘private market’ assets. These include private equity, real estate and infrastructure.

As investors often hold these assets for longer periods, and have greater control over them, they can have a powerful role in promoting the responsible investment agenda.

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    Private equity

    Responsible investment is naturally aligned to private equity through its long-term investment horizon and stewardship-based style.

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    Real estate

    A solid investment case for incorporating ESG factors, a competitive market and well-established regulation have encouraged real estate investors to implement some of the most comprehensive approaches to responsible investment.

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    Infrastructure and other real assets

    Infrastucture, farmland and forestry


Practical approaches to human rights due diligence in private markets


This session will examine the different approaches private markets investors are taking to human rights due diligence.

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Human rights in private markets: tracking and communicating performance


Key points from a workshop on 15 November 2022 where private markets industry participants discussed how to track and communicate performance relating to human rights.