[Private Equity Wire] How can Private Equity firms build ESG Performance within their Portfolio Companies
In this session Sophie Bertreau, VP of Sustainable Finance solutions at Ecovadis is joined by Tulsi Byrne , Head of ESG at Francisco Partners, Otto Kern, ESG Officer at PAI Partners and Deike Diers, Associate Partners at Bain & Company for a webinar discussion in partnership with Private Equity Wire in order to discuss how can Private Equity firms build ESG Performance within their Portfolio Companies.
The speakers cover:
How the challenges of convergence of ESG interests and demands of different stakeholders and of reporting of Portfolio Companies given the lack of convergence in ESG data and ESG performance, are affecting Private Equity firms. The discussion continues on how to judge ESG performance and benchmark it to peers, as well as how to pull ESG levers for value creation given the current scarcity of ESG Data Consistency coupled with the obvious pressure from regulators, LPs and stakeholders. To conclude the speakers give an overview of how they foresee ESG evolving in the Private Equity Space.