VIDEO: Actis CFO on benchmarking ESG and picking up after Abraaj

Susan Wilkins sat down with reporter Connor Hussey to discuss taking over Abraaj funds, how Actis benchmarks ESG and dealing with operational challenges.

Failures at the GP-level are rare, but emerging market firm Abraaj collapsed completely in 2018, and Actis helped to pick up the pieces by assuming management of several of their funds.

Before covid-19 ravaged markets, Actis’s CFO Susan Wilkins sat down with Private Funds CFO’s Connor Hussey to discuss what it has been like to pick up where Abraaj left off, how the firm benchmarks ESG, its own open-source impact measurement framework and more.