Incorporating ESG in to Private Equity

Incorporating ESG in to Private Equity

Gavin Ryan

25 years: Private equity & banking

Private equity is taking into account ESG values in its investment decisions and in how it manages its portfolio companies. In this video, Gavin outlines how ESG is monitored and how the investment process works within private equity.

Private equity is taking into account ESG values in its investment decisions and in how it manages its portfolio companies. In this video, Gavin outlines how ESG is monitored and how the investment process works within private equity.

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Incorporating ESG in to Private Equity

13 mins 28 secs

Overview

The trend of incorporating ESG considerations in investment decisions has existed for many years but has accelerated in the last ten, affecting private equity along with other asset classes. Most PE firms view ESG incorporation as a compliance rather than a value adding exercise; part of the reason for this is the difficulty in directly measuring its financial impact. There are different ESG standards in circulation, making it a continuing challenge for all but the big firms to practically adopt it.

Key learning objectives:

  • How to measure the impact of ESG

  • The source of ESG principles

  • Success factors in implementing ESG policies

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Gavin Ryan

Gavin Ryan

Gavin Ryan has twenty years’ experience as a private equity fund manager. He has managed a $30m Advent International Affiliate Fund, a $200m Fund part of Soros Fund Management and a €2.5bn Green Energy Asset Manager. Before he was in investment banking with HSBC and Nomura. Gavin has an Engineering Degree from Cambridge and an MBA from McGill.

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