About our European Sustainable Finance Series and this report
In the first report in this series, “2022: the growth opportunity of the century”, we gave a perspective into the era-defining opportunity that ESG represents for European mutual fund managers and the key actions they should consider taking in order to seize it with both hands. The report also delves into how Europe’s binding regulatory developments, increased investor appetite and shifting societal values will see ESG skyrocket to the front and centre of the region’s investment landscape.
This paper marks the second in our European Sustainable Finance Series. The aim of this report is to take a deep dive into the major trends that are already transforming the ESG wave sweeping across the European Private Markets, and which is set to continue in the years ahead. Within this report we only discuss ESG related to PM asset classes (i.e. Private Equity, Private Debt, Infrastructure and Real Estate) funds.
We use our findings to make informed recommendations as to the key actions that General Partners should consider in order to navigate the changing ESG landscape and unlock the opportunities it presents. We have further enhanced our report based on a wide range of primary data gathered through a Europe-focused survey of 200 General Partners (GPs) and 200 Limited Partners (LPs). We also carried out in-depth interviews with a number of GPs and LPs in order to get first-hand accounts of where the players think the industry is going.