The integration of environmental, social and governance issues in mergers and acquisitions transactions

The past five years have seen a remarkable increase
in the number of private equity (PE) signatories joining
the PRI. Currently there are more than 150 PE signatories, growing from just two in 2008. In addition, recent years have seen a number of PE associations integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into their activities and guidelines and an increasing number of limited partners (LP) and general partners (GP) systematically including
analysis of ESG risks and opportunities in their respective
due diligence processes.