Institutional investors such as pension funds and insurers increasingly expect responsible investment from their private equity partners, said Matti Leppälä, Secretary-General and CEO of PensionsEurope, during our latest video interview.
Responsible investment is an integral part of how private equity builds better businesses. Recently it has become increasingly important to investors that fund managers report clearly on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
Matti, whose members cover the occupation pension plans of about 75 million EU citizens, discusses how initiatives like the EVCA Handbook of Professional Standards helped to answer that demand.
Pension funds are major investors in private equity. The partnerships between pensions and private equity help pay for all of our pensions. If you want to learn more about private equity and responsible investment click here and here.