ImpactAlpha: Private equity is leaving billions of dollars in sustainability value on the table


Recent research from CSB is featured in ImpactAlpha indicating private equity firms and institutional investors have significant opportunities to leverage ESG as financial value drivers. In a byline by CSB founding director Tensie Whelan, along with CSB researcher Julien Marchese and ADL Principal Florent Nanse, the piece summarizes findings from extensive interviews with LPs and GPs about the current process for ESG practices in their investments and main challenges to finding upside value creation and challenges to engagement.


"Private equity has a significant opportunity to create financial and societal value through sustainability.  PE firms that invest in improving the management and quality of companies to enable increased valuation multiples can also bring sustainability to their value creation tool box.  Unfortunately, many PE firms do not yet know how to identify, create or capture that value."


Read the full piece at ImpactAlpha here.