Podcast: How does ESG raise capital?
Today, Private Equity investors face reputational risk, if they’re not seen to be endorsing ESG. But it’s not just a marketing disadvantage that’s causing a rise in the popularity of ESG in private markets.
In 2021, 41% of CFOs and COOs in firms over 15 billion USD in Assets under Management, considered Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), a top strategic priority. Simply put, ESG is the framework for assessing the impact of the sustainability and ethical practises of a company.
Considering this rising demand and importance of ESG, it is fitting that for the inaugural episode of “The Single Source” – a podcast series by Apex Group, the topic chosen was “How does ESG raise capital?”.
Kyle Burrell, Partner, EY – Private Equity and VC Practise; Jessica Bloom, Partner, EY – Wealth and Asset Management Practise; and Andrew Pitts Tucker, Managing Director – ESG Ratings, Apex Group, were joined by the host of this episode, Stacey Arrigo, Managing Director, Apex Group – Boston Office.
Tune in to this riveting conversation as these global industry experts from America and Europe, provide a multiple perspectives on the future of ESG for Private Equity investors, and how it could be one of the most powerful tools to help raise capital for your firm.
With the onset of regulations like Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), there is a considerable pickup in interest in ESG. If done correctly, ESG can minimise risks and improve the value of a company.
Whether you’re an incumbent PE manager facing growing ESG reporting requests from your investors, a manager interested in knowing how the ESG framework could boost their chances of raising massive capital, or simply a finance enthusiast who wishes to be well informed, this podcast will offer a concise yet comprehensive outlook in the world of ESG.
With its dual benefits – doing the right thing for the future of people and planet, and adding value to your business in the process, further interest in incorporating ESG into the investment decision process, by investment managers, will only be driven higher. Join the bandwagon today and gain an edge.
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