Many other industry associations, international organisations and financial institutions share Invest Europe's focus on ESG. They regularly produce standards and other materials relating to responsible investment in the private equity industry. A wide selection of these is available in our Responsible Investment Bibliography.
BVCA Guide to Responsible Investment
BVCA Walker Guidelines
American Investment Council Guidelines for Responsible Investing
ILPA Private Equity Principles
A Guide on Climate Change for Private Equity Investors (Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change - IIGCC - and PRI)
EMPEA: Impact Investing Resources
PRI Principles for Responsible Investment
PRI: Responsible Investment in Private Equity - A Guide for Limited Partners
PRI: Integrating ESG in Private Equity - A Guide For General Partners
PRI: Integrating ESG in Private Equity – A Guide For General Partners - Case Studies
PRI: Aligning Expectations: Guidance For Asset Owners On Incorporating ESG Factors Into Manager Selection, Appointment And Monitoring
UN Global Compact
The UN Global Compact’s ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption are derived from:
IFC Performance Standards
(Environmental and Social Performance Standards and Guidance Notes)
IFC’s Environment and Social Management Toolkit
EBRD Environmental and social sustainability: Performance Requirements and Guidance
CDC ESG Toolkit
FMO – Environmental & Social management toolkit
First for Sustainability
CFA Institute publication - Environmental, Social, and Governance Factors at Listed Companies: A Manual for Investors
World Economic Forum – Accelerating the Transition towards Sustainable Investing
ecoDa Guidance on Corporate Governance for Unlisted Companies in Europe
Swedish Corporate Governance Board and the Swedish Corporate Governance Code
UK Stewardship Code
BSR: Reporting on Environmental, Social, and Governance Considerations in the Private Equity Sector - A Report for General Partners
Commonfund Institute: From SRI to ESG: The Changing World of Responsible Investing
Doughty Hanson/ WWF (2012): Private Equity and responsible investment: an opportunity for value creation
EDF: ESG management tool
Forget, V. (2012): Can Private Equity Funds Foster Corporate Social Responsibility?
Hal: The price of unsustainability: An experiment with professional private equity investors
INSEAD Global PE Initiative: ESG in private equity: A fast-evolving standard
KPMG: Expect the Unexpected: Building business value in a changing world
KPMG: A New Vision of Value: Connecting corporate and societal value creation
Malk/ EDF: ESG in Private Equity: Perspectives and best practices for managing ESG issues
Novethic (2011): Do GPs integrate ESG in France?
Pitchbook: 2015 Pitchbook Private Equity ESG Survey report
PwC & PRI: The integration of ESG issues in M&A transactions: Trade buyer survey results
PwC (2012): Responsible investment: creating value from environmental, social and governance issues
PwC: Putting a price on value
PwC: Total Impact Measurement and Management (TIMM)
PwC Sustainability goes mainstream: Insights into investor views
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