ESG reporting: How an impact-focused firm does it

We start a deep dive into the CFO's role in the mainstreaming of ESG in private equity.

We have been doing a lot of thinking (and intelligence gathering) on the subject of ESG. Specifically we have been asking how, as ESG becomes a firmer fixture on investment due diligence checklists, CFOs will be increasingly called on to put hard data around what has been viewed as a softer topic.

The results of our deep investigation will be published online and in print in early December. In the meantime, we’ll bring you some choice nuggets of research. We start with an in-depth explanation from the CFO of an impact firm into how his organization separates its investment thesis (environmental sustainability), from its tracking and reporting of ESG achievements.

“We separate environmental impact from ESG, because the first refers to our investment strategy while the second is a management best practice, and we report to LPs on both,”  says Ambienta’s CFO Daniele Gatti. Read more here.

Email prepared by Toby Mitchenall.