How ESG Ratings Create ROI Through Valuation and Lower Cost of Capital

November 17, 2022 EcoVadis ‏‏‎


As interest in ESG and sustainability measurement and reporting grows, so too does private equity (PE) investors’ interest in reviewing ratings as they evaluate companies. A PWC Global Private Equity Responsible Investment Survey revealed that 72% of respondents always screen target companies for ESG risks and opportunities at the pre-acquisition stage. Interestingly, 56% of respondents have refused to enter general partner agreements or turned down investments on ESG grounds – making the connection between ESG/sustainability and investing activity even more tangible.

By making ESG and sustainability ratings a top priority, companies can boost their enterprise valuation while lowering the cost of capital.


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