Private equity: the responsible investment journey
The essence of Responsible Investment has always been at the heart of the private equity and venture capital practice, through its hands-on approach, active stewardship and long-term investments into businesses. Understanding the material impact that Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues have on businesses has been a journey of significant engagement for the UK private equity and venture capital community; a journey that has progressed from mitigating risks to leveraging opportunities.
Private equity, a responsible investor
Taking Environmental, Social, and Governance issues into account helps private equity and venture capital drive greater value in our country’s companies and build more sustainable businesses. There is a strong business case for investing responsibly, in addition to a commitment to doing so.
BVCA responsible investment timeline
With Responsible Investment at the core of the private equity and venture capital industry, the BVCA plays an important role in raising awareness of this agenda, codifying the industry’s approach and sharing best practices on Responsible Investment as well as training investors to manage ESG risks and opportunities across their portfolio.