From Nice to have to Mainstream: ESG in Private Equity
Partner Nadia Murad is quoted in this article from Financier Worldwide discussing the growing importance of ESG initiatives in private equity.
“While investors are increasingly focused on ESG policies and procedures as part of their investment decisions, fund sponsors are also increasingly viewing ESG as an opportunity to not only satisfy investor demands, but also to mitigate risks, create long-term sustainable value in their investments and enhance returns for their investors,” she explains. “Societal and cultural shifts are also driving ESG considerations, reflecting expanding views of corporate purpose. For example, today we see investors and sponsors increasingly focused on diversity policies and commitments to climate change initiatives.” - Nadia Murad, Kirkland & Ellis