PitchBook has released its 2012 Private Equity ESG Survey. Drawing on information from more than 50 GP and LP respondents, the ESG Survey serves as a lens into how PE professionals are addressing various ESG issues at both the firm and portfolio company levels. The report reveals what is driving the push towards ESG initiatives, identifies a set of best practices, and offers a host of resources for investors looking to bolster their ESG program.
Some of the questions from the survey include:
Do you plan to increase your attention to ESG issues in the future?
What factors drive your ESG efforts?
What is the biggest challenge for ESG programs and initiatives?
How important are ESG issues when drafting limited partnership agreements?
Why do ESG issues matter in your investment decisions?
What areas are you most concerned about when it comes to ESG?
Does a GP with no ESG program but top quartile performance or a GP with a strong ESG program and slightly lower performance get your commitment?