Greenhushing impacting private markets' ESG activity

May 3, 2024 EcoVadis EN

Some asset managers are retreating from their public ESG commitments due to so-called ‘greenhushing’ suggests a report into ESG investing in private markets.

The report, ‘The State of Private Market ESG and Impact Investing in 2024’, was published by PitchBook, a market data provider for the private equity and venture capital markets.

It found that firms are no longer prioritising some of their ESG and impact investing programs for fear of a backlash from opponents of green and sustainable investment strategies or for fear of reputational damage amid claims of greenwashing.

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