Asset owners’ investment lens changes

Many asset owners in private markets say they are looking at investments through an ESG lens, not simply as an afterthought.

A biannual private equity investor survey of limited partners released June 8 by Coller Capital Ltd., an alternative investment secondary markets manager based in London, found that 65% of survey respondents see ESG as adding value, both through proactive change to portfolio companies and exclusion of high-risk investments and business practices.

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