The PRI is inviting its signatories to contribute directly to the strategy and execution of its private equity (PE) programme. 

The PRI’s Investment Practices team takes an asset class-specific approach to support signatories’ implementation of the six Principles. Each programme is supported by a signatory-led advisory committee which helps the PRI create and implement strategies for: outreach and industry engagement; clarification on how ESG relates to risks and opportunities; highlighting examples of best practices; and supporting implementation of the six Principles. 

Please review the PRI Private Equity Advisory Committee (PEAC) Terms of Reference for an overview of the members’ roles and commitments. Membership is refreshed periodically, in line with PRI’s governance rules, and the PRI does its best to maintain a fair representation of the PRI PE signatory base in the PEAC. 

The decisions on new membership will be made in consultation with existing PEAC members (see the list here). The outgoing members (who have completed their terms) are: 

  • Noëlla de Bermingham, Andera Partners; 
  • Julia Wittlin and Kamal Maruf, BlackRock; 
  • Chloe Sanders, CVC Capital Partners; and 
  • Michael Octoman, Navis Capital. 

Participation requirements: 

  • Available to start from January 2023 for a three-year term; 
  • Four 60-90 minute committee meetings per year, with one in-person; 
  • Preparation, contributions, and follow-up actions for committee meetings; and 

  • Additional involvement in work streams (e.g., contributions to sub-committees or working groups, producing case studies or research, speaking on event panels or webinars, engaging media, hosting meetings). 

PEAC Members: 

  • Should be employed at a PRI signatory; 
  • Should be relatively senior within their organisation; 
  • Should add to the broad and diverse range of skills, backgrounds and expertise that exists within the PEAC; and 
  • Should ideally have demonstrated proactive interest/a history of activity with the PRI PE programme and/or leadership on responsible investment in private equity. 
  • Applications from emerging market-based signatories and North American GPs are particularly welcome. 

To apply for the Private Equity Advisory Committee, PRI signatories should complete this application form by Friday, 28th October 2022. 

For questions about PRI’s private equity workstream and advisory committee, please contact peter.dunbar@unpri.org.