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Column: Ukraine and ESG

The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine has put ESG into sharp focus for private equity firms, writes Riverside Europe’s COO Dörte Höppner

Höppner named as Riverside CSO

Newly-formed role sees Höppner overseeing and driving the GP's ESG initiatives globally

Eze partners with Untap

The strategic partnership aims to offer an integrated tech platform for PE built around Microsoft technology.

One in four LPs refusing investments on ESG standards

New findings show 25% of LPs are turning down investments based on a manager’s ESG standards

Henderson joins Goodwin

Andrew Henderson joins from Macfarlanes where he was a partner

ESG Book raises $35m series B

The new funding, led by Energy Impact Partners, will advance ESG Book’s next-generation technology

Gen Z call for PE to boost ESG credentials

Private equity firms should better highlight their ESG credentials if they want to secure the next generation of top talent within a fiercely competitive candidate market, new research finds.

LP appetite for PE suffers sharp decline

The Rede Liquidity Index score has decreased from 70 in 2021 to 55 for H1 2022 signalling a sharp fall in LP investor appetite.

Luchet joins ACA to lead European ESG Advisory

Marie Luchet was previously the director of Continental Europe with Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI)

17Capital appoints Hedley as ESG director

Claire Hedley joins from Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where she led the ESG client strategy group.

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Latest Magazine

Our latest issue explores whether the social element of ESG is being overlooked.

This edition also features Evoco PE’s Patrick Camenisch, who discusses ongoing challenges in his role and why the GP switched fund domicile from Jersey to Luxembourg. We explore the new nature-related framework that aims to put a spotlight on biodiversity, while Riverside Europe’s Dörte Höppner writes about how the Ukraine war has sharpened private equity’s focus on ESG.

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Failure rate for GP-leds exceeds 50%

The uptake in GP-led strategies have continued to rise despite a significantly high failure rate - - said panellists at SuperReturn

Aligning ESG efforts with your fund administrator

With LPs increasingly interested in how private equity firms themselves are operating when it comes to ESG, it’s worth thinking about a GP’s own suppliers and third party providers to ensure both parties are aligned.

LDC appoints ESG director

Alex Bexon joins from Deloitte where he spent the last 10 years in the firm’s ESG advisory practice

Profile: Laurent Marvy, PAI Partners

The head of HR discusses the key differences of HR & talent across the globe, PAI’s HR set up and advice for firms wanting to maintain culture in a hybrid environment

Valuations expected to drop

PE firms believe valuations will fall in the next six months

Gen II appoints Millner as CEO

Appointment marks a wider reshuffle of the firm’s leadership team

Apex acquires ZASMalta

ZASMalta provides regulatory compliance and risk management services to 50 clients

MJ Hudson partners with Cork Gully

Partnership seeks to provide restructuring services including, GP-leds, GP replacement, continuation or wind down structures

SDCL appoints CCO

Sarah Miraj joins from CQS (UK) where she was a compliance consultant for three-and-a-half years

Zeidler launches digital sustainable finance module

The module provides practical guidance on sustainable finance regulations, disclosure and reporting obligations

Operational lens: Summa Equity Fund III

Summa’s latest fund was almost quadruple the size of its predecessor, despite being raised remotely. General counsel Martin Sjölund, talks us through their Swedish fund structure, the bespoke onboarding solution, tackling compliance heavy ODD and Summa’s supportive partners.

haysmacintyre appoints new managing partner

Natasha Frangos takes over the role from Jeremy Beard who has led the business for the past three years

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