In this episode of Private Equity 360, FD’s National Practice Leader Bob Woosley joins Paul Yett, Director of ESG and Sustainability at Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE) and Scott Kennedy, President of Novata (www.novata.com) ,a public benefit corporation formed as a partnership of the Ford Foundation, S&P Global, Hamilton Lane and the Omidyar Network, to discuss how private equity firms are investor demands and portfolio company requirements related to ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance).
Topics covered in this episode:
- How mid-market focused General Partners are addressing ESG
- How the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA)’s ESG Data Convergence Framework has created clarity
- How leading General Partners have recognized the importance of ESG in portfolio company value creation and vendor qualifications
- How FD and Novata have partnered to create a credentialed and practical ESG Support Program for Private Equity