Reporting & Transparency

The ESG due diligence dilemma

Is private equity courting disaster by screening ESG risks only at the last minute?


Responsible Investment Profile: LGT’s Tycho Sneyers

The PRI board’s first PE member discusses plans to make scheme more relevant for GPs

Mixed reception to EU ESG policy revamp

Industry debates how far GPs must go with ESG integration in wake of expert proposals



UK governance troubles: The PE exception

The Drawdown charts lawyer Simon Witney’s journey to shed light on what makes the asset class effective

Lawyer Simon Witney tells The Drawdown about his academic quest to shed light on private equity governance (Credit: Debevoise)

Momentous 2018 ahead for ESG in PE

Tech disruption and millennial demands to shape the new year, say experts

Communication Breakdown: how Nordic Capital is speaking up for PE

Public affairs manager, Carl Göransson, on engaging with politicians and the public

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Communication breakdown: The global agency perspective

Citigate Dewe Rogerson’s Christen Thomson believes private equity should take a global approach to communications

Communication breakdown: The case for local boutiques

IK’s Mikaela Hedborg advocates for local PR boutiques

Communication breakdown: A responsible approach

Hydra Strategy’s Sam Barton believes increased focus on responsible investing can save PE’s image

Communication Breakdown: Trade body talk

Associations claim victories restoring private equity’s image – is anybody listening?

Communication Breakdown: Talking heads

Letting comms professionals do what they do best: communicate – about their roles, the industry’s reputation, and the prospect of embracing social media.

Communication Breakdown: Failure to communicate

Private equity’s must do more to communicate its value and benefits, or others will tarnish its reputation.

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PRI board adds first PE member

LGT’s Tycho Sneyers elected for three-year term at responsible investment scheme

UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment welcome the first ever private equity board member

PE called on to champion human rights

PE’s influential ownership model presents “unique” chance to drive progress


This week in ESG

4 Dec: ESG in emerging markets, diversity à la française, plus a new section on what PE’s ESG people truly think


Private equity must act now on unsound supply chains

ESG risks of “particular importance” for unlisted space and require more hands-on approach, says UN-backed guidance


This week in ESG

Nov 24: ESG takeaways from The Drawdown’s EU trip, cleantech makes VC strides, spotlight on supply chain


The week’s ESG briefing

Nov 17: EU consults on fiduciary duties, investors move on climate disclosure, UN’s green finance blueprint