ESG reporting remains murky for private equity firms – survey

February 2, 2023 EcoVadis ‏‏‎


The KEY ESG survey of 100 general partners and portfolio companies in Europe, the U.K. and U.S. found that while 75% were required to report ESG data to limited partners, 90% of them were unsure of how do to so. Survey respondents were primarily from midmarket private equity firms, with 43 each from Europe and the U.K., and 14 from the U.S.

One of the biggest problems for general partners was the time it takes to collect ESG data, which can be as long as 12 weeks. Survey respondents said they missed reporting deadlines and risked having deals stall or fail, and 70% said they would prefer to focus on the most material information that leads to better metrics and ESG performance.


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