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Managers can integrate ESG more successfully into their investments if they prioritize business risks to their assets, says Christopher Ailman.
Ian Williams will be responsible for the firm’s relationship with investment consultants as well as developing its ESG strategy.
The recent MJ Hudson research also showed managers with less than $1bn in assets ‘seldom have an ESG policy’.
Guidance will recommend where to include ESG provisions in a fund’s terms and conditions.
Giselle Leung will develop field-building initiatives and work with the organization’s partners.
The LP is set to pursue a ‘principles-based’ ESG policy in line with its peers.
The Global Impact Investing Network’s latest report found similar return rates between top quartile impact funds, while median IRR was mixed.
The launch of the Due Diligence Questionnaire follows that of an equivalent LP-focused document published by the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment initiative in 2015.
ESG assets are among the fastest-growing in the private equity space, rising $8.1 trillion between 2012 and 2014.
The Southern European powerhouse is bringing its teams together closer to its LPs and advisors.

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