Private equity

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

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Venture capital

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Case studies: Responsible investment in venture capital

This series of case studies on responsible investment in venture capital addresses themes ranging from climate change to DEI.

Technical guides


Guide for limited partners: responsible investment in private equity

The appetite for ESG integration in private equity has grown strongly since the 2nd edition of this guide in 2011.

Private equity TCFD

TCFD for private equity general partners

This guide sets out the actions that private equity general partners (GPs) can take to address the four-pillar framework of the recommendations proposed by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

Practical guides and tools

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Incorporating climate change in private markets: An investor resource guide

A guide on the publicly available resources and initiatives available for direct and indirect private equity and real assets equity investors to help them incorporate climate change considerations in their investment process.

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 ...


Guidance for private equity signatories: US directors’ duties and ESG

The legal duties imposed on directors of US companies incorporated in Delaware require them to take into account material ESG factors and permit them to take other ESG factors into account when rationally related to stockholder interests when discharging their duties.

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