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Quote of the Week: Taking ESG seriously

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June 6, 2013

“Private equity is a natural fit for ESG; it has the unique opportunity to change companies … As a result, it is a positive sign for the industry as a whole that more and more institutional investors are now taking ESG seriously.”

 

Who said it: Tim Creed, Managing Direct Adveq

 

In Context : Adveq, a Zurich based LP is taking environmental, social and governance (ESG)  to the portfolio company-level via its fund of fund and GP investments. The 13 year old company believes it is a  fundamental method of improving returns because it sees ESG as a proxy for good overall management. It has already been assessing ESG qualitatively at the GP and portfolio company level for many years. It now is using a new third party tool to do quantitative analysis.

 

Where we found it Adveq website

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