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Comment: The ‘new office politics’

IC Intelligence chief strategist Dr Desné Masie, says the worst isn't over for real estate funds

Comment: Culture drives results

Riverside COO Dörte Höppner believes culture is intrinsic to performance, and now is the time to talk about it

Profile: Debojit Mukherjee, Agilitas Private Equity

The chief operating officer discusses what attracted him to his role, how the firm measures and tracks ESG and why their Sustainable Value Creation report is so important

ESG: From checkbox to value creation

Private equity firms have been dutifully integrating ESG reporting, but few use it as a genuine driver of value

A true alternative

From alternative law firm to publicly listed full-suite asset management consultancy, MJ Hudson has had an outstanding decade

LISTEN: MUFG’s Mike Dickey on ESG reporting

Alice Murray talks to Mike Dickey, head of product at MUFG Investor Services, about the data flow of ESG information between GP and LP

Comment: Compliance and ESG - Overhead or value-driver?

The crisis will likely bring about more stringent financial and environmental regulations; cutting compliance and ESG resources could bear greater costs, warns Robin Lööf and Edoardo Troina at Debevoise & Plimpton

Comment: ESG regulation is coming

Jan Gruter of Addleshaw Goddard deciphers what new regulatory frameworks could mean for private equity

Private Equity Service Provider Awards: Shortlist Announced

Announcing the finalists for the 2020 Private Equity Service Provider Awards

Comment: PE & ESG… It’s time to look at your technology providers

George Ralph, managing director of RFA believes service providers are next in line for communicating their ESG credentials

The Impact Investing Operating Principles: the power of independence

Audits and regulatory practices are vital for tracking cash, but where are the equivalents for environmental and social impacts?

Steadying the ship

Can a solid operating platform provide much needed certainty in an increasingly uncertain world?

Investindustrial secures ESG-linked sub line

Investindustrial’s Fund VII has secured a €600m ESG-linked subscription credit facility

EQT secures largest ESG-linked sub line

EQT's Therése Lennehag: "With this ESG-linked financing facility, we actively contribute to increasing the availability of high-quality ESG data, critical for the financial markets to be able to build a resilient and regenerative economy"

The Private Equity Editor’s Podcast 4

Through our combined expertise of PE investments to operations - and everything in between - this snappy podcast neatly distils the need-to-know market developments of the last week.

Comment: ESG in C-19

Dörte Höppner, COO of Riverside Europe, says ESG has new meaning and acts as one of PE's most vital tools in weathering the storm

Proposed ESG disclosures open for consultation

This is the next step in increasing clarity around ESG reporting, and gives some idea of what might be expected of firms going forward

Tech is key to solving work-life imbalance

An eVestment study into private capital work-life balance points to dangerous stress levels and higher risk of burnout

Levelling the playing field

Highlights of recent developments by various bodies to regulate and standardise ESG

EU introduces new ESG regulation

Rules apply from 10 March 2021

Sustainable finance taxonomy nears agreement

Unified classification aims to provide absolute measure for sustainable economic activity

5 minutes with… The Private Equity Stakeholder Project

New project aims to connect workers with private equity firms

Retail is PE’s major ESG trouble hotspot

Consumer-facing companies key source of reputational risk due to poor supply chains