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Private Equity Industry’s First-Ever ESG Data Convergence Project Announces Milestone Commitment of Over 100 LPs and GPs

Global LPs and GPs representing $8.7 trillion USD in AUM and more than 1,400 private companies commit to collaborative ESG reporting system in its inaugural year

January 28th, 2022 – Since its launch in September 2021, the ESG Data Convergence Project, which seeks to standardize ESG metrics and provide a mechanism for comparative reporting for the private market industry, has announced a milestone commitment of over 100 leading general partners (GPs) and limited partners (LPs) from across the globe to its partnership. The collaboration now represents $8.7 trillion USD in AUM and over 1,400 underlying portfolio companies with new involvement from firms including Apollo Global Management, Ares Management, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Hermes GPE, and Oaktree Capital Management.

The group is working to streamline the industry’s historically fragmented approach to collecting and reporting ESG data, enabling greater transparency and more comparable portfolio information for LPs. With increased portfolio company representation, the partnership will continue to expand its collection of industry representative data which is expected to increase the quality, availability and comparability of ESG data in private markets. 

In Spring 2022, the inaugural data from the ESG Data Convergence Project members will be aggregated into an anonymized benchmark by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) for the 2021 calendar year. The initial data covers the following six categories: greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy, board diversity, work-related injuries, net new hires, and employee engagement.

Intent on creating a long-term mechanism for improving comparative reporting, the group will meet annually to review and assess the prior year’s data, and to build upon and add to the initial metrics. As part of these efforts, the group is also working to expand more broadly in private markets to include asset classes such as private credit.

Private equity industry stakeholders are encouraged to join this partnership of over 100 members to gather better, more informed ESG data, and in turn collectively drive greater progress on critical ESG issues. To learn more about this initiative and how to get involved, click here.

Companies committed to the ESG Data Convergence Project: 

Adams Street Partners
Advent Partners
AE Industrial Partners
AEA Investors LP
AlpInvest Partners
Ambienta Sgr
American Industrial Partners
Apollo Global Management
Appian Capital Advisory LLP
Ares Management
Artá Capital SGEIC
Audax Private Equity
Avista Capital Partners
Base10 Partners
Birch Hill Equity Partners
Blue Horizon Corporation AG
Blue Wolf Capital Partners
Bregal Investments
Bridgepoint Group Plc
British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI)
California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)
Capital Innovations
Centerbridge Partners
CenterOak Partners
Cerberus Capital Management
CPP Investments
Crestview Partners
Dai-Ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited
DPE Deutsche Private Equity
EMK Capital
Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island
Everstone Group
Fifth Wall
Forgepoint Capital
Frazier Healthcare Partners
Frumtak Ventures
FullCycle Climate Partners
G Squared
GCM Grosvenor
Gilde Buy Out Partners BV
Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Grain Management LLC
Hermes GPE
IK Partners
Insight Partners
Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO)
Japan Post Bank
Kinneret Group
KLAR Partners
LGPS Central Limited
LGT Capital Partners
Lindsay Goldberg
Linzor Capital
LongRange Capital
Mayfair Equity Partners
Mizuho Bank
Montagu Private Equity
New York State Common Retirement Fund (NYSCRF)
Nordic Capital
Oaktree Capital Management
Palladium Equity Partners
Parcom Capital Management
Pollen Street Capital
Portobello Capital
PSP Investments
Quadriga Capital
Rabo Investments
Riverstone Holdings LLC
San Francisco Employees' Retirement System (SFERS)
SEB Private Equity
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
Summa Equity
The Pictet Group
The Rohatyn Group
Tikehau Capital
Tishman Speyer Properties
Universities Superannuation Scheme
Vista Equity Partners
Wellcome Trust
Wellington Management

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