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PE’s Growing Sustainability Focus

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December 2, 2012

The view on sustainability among PE industry players is increasingly positive with 92% of GPs expected to focus more effort on social, environmental and governance (ESG) issues in the next 3 to 5 years, while 54% of GPs are already leveraging ESG management, according to a new survey by Malk Sustainability Partners (MSP) and Environmental Defense Fund.

 

An important driver is LPs and investors, with 69% of fund managers noting that they have observed increasing concern about ESG issues from their investors during the past 3 to 5 years. What is really interesting about the report is that ESG has gained some very practical adoption drivers, such as cost savings, and a great potential to reduce risk management costs.

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