By investing in earlier-stage companies and having controlling ownership, private equity has the potential to tackle ESG considerations effectively, according to Jennifer Signori, managing director, Neuberger Berman. Here, Signori discusses creating value, engaging with companies and calculating portfolios’ carbon footprints.
How does ESG create value within private equity?
Private equity investors are uniquely positioned to effect change, given they generally have controlling ownership of companies. This means private equity investors potentially have more ability to influence strategic and operational change – whether to tackle climate risks or other business challenges – than many public equity investors.
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