Private equity

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

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Barriers to net zero - How firms can make or break the green transition

Intended for private equity CEOs and managing partners, this paper explains the private equity industry’s opportunity for making an impact, why acting is important and is a business imperative, and then provides a roadmap for iCI members on how to get started.

Human Rights in Private Markets

This article summarises the key points from a workshop on 15 September 2022 where private markets industry participants discussed how to prevent and mitigate negative human rights outcomes associated with their business operations and investment activities.

Human Rights in Private Markets

Key points from a workshop held on 30 June 2022 where private markets industry participants discussed how to identify and assess negative human rights outcomes

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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.

Barriers to net zero - How firms can make or break the green transition

Intended for private equity CEOs and managing partners, this paper explains the private equity industry’s opportunity for making an impact, why acting is important and is a business imperative, and then provides a roadmap for iCI members on how to get started.

Human Rights in Private Markets

This article summarises the key points from a workshop on 15 September 2022 where private markets industry participants discussed how to prevent and mitigate negative human rights outcomes associated with their business operations and investment activities.

Human Rights in Private Markets

Key points from a workshop held on 30 June 2022 where private markets industry participants discussed how to identify and assess negative human rights outcomes

Incorporating Climate Change in Private Markets_hero

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.

Venture capital

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Starting up: Responsible investment in venture capital

Venture capital plays a critical first role in the investment chain.

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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

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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 ...

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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.

All private equity resources

Blog

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AI-related ESG risks: What investors need to know

By Ravit Dotan PhD, independent AI Ethics Consultant & Researcher, and Daram Pandian, Associate, Private Equity & Venture Capital, PRI

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Venture capital investors must take ESG due diligence seriously – our new DDQ can help

By Daram Pandian, Associate, Private Equity & Venture Capital, and Peter Dunbar, Head of Private Equity, PRI

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Aligning private equity investment practices and structures with ESG goals

By Peter Dunbar, Private Equity Senior Specialist, PRI and Delilah Rothenberg, Founder and Executive Director of the Predistribution Initiative

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Using SASB to implement PRI monitoring and disclosure resources for private equity

By Natasha Buckley, senior manager - Private equity, PRI