ESG strategies to 'reboot' European private markets, says PwC

Sustainability-focused assets set to surge

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Private markets ESG assets expected to surge in coming years
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Private markets ESG assets expected to surge in coming years

Surging popularity of ESG-focused strategies is set to stage a “reboot of historic proportions” in Europe’s private markets, according to research by PwC.

In a study on sustainable investment in Europe, the firm forecasts that ESG assets in European private markets are set to skyrocket to between €775.7bn and €1.2trn by 2025. This would mean that ESG strategies would account for between 27.2% and 42.4% of European private markets. "The sheer extent of Europe's predominance in this realm will ultimately see the region's influence transcending physical borders and spilling across the global landscape," the report stated. PwC said that this "explosion" in sustainable investment will see Europe alone making up between 31% and 36% of glob...

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