For the private equity industry, sustainability has become a central part of the investment agenda. Social change, regulation, a ‘new generation’ of investors and a global financial crisis are just some of the drivers behind the rise of ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) investment. There is no question that ESG is not a marketing topic anymore, it is now at the core of value creation as the PE industry responds to changes in the market.
In this first podcast, funds partner Edward Lee talks to regulatory partners Kirsten Lapham and John Verwey on the impact of ESG in sustainable finance exploring the key issues affecting fund managers and investors including EU regulation, ‘Greenwashing’ and how COVID-19 has accelerated change.
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