Fact or fad? Busting the top five ESG myths within private equity

Cutting through the bluff

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Andrew Pitts-Tucker of Apex ESG Ratings & Advisory
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Andrew Pitts-Tucker of Apex ESG Ratings & Advisory

The majority of private equity funds now understand the importance of ESG, but there are some common misconceptions which persist in the industry. Here, we bust some of the biggest myths we hear a lot when engaging with the private equity industry.

1. 'ESG just a passing fad' Those who still dismiss ESG as a passing trend or marketing ploy are mistaken and will be rapidly left behind by the market. Not least as regulators, supranational bodies and economic unions are already introducing new legislation which will define the space in the years to come.  From petrolheads to electroheads: What does the future hold for electric vehicles post-pandemic? Notably, we are now several months on from the introduction of the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) in March. This has introduced the regulatory imperative for fun...

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