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Responsible Investment in Private Equity
5 February 2015

15:00 - 15:05
Welcome and introduction

15:05 - 15:20
Why should our industry be concerned about responsible investment?

  • PE & Society
  • Invest Europe Professional Standards

Bill Watson, Managing Partner V4C; Chairman of Invest Europe Professional Standards Committee

15:20 - 15:40
Key trends in responsible investment for private equity

  • Global RI and ESG initiatives
  • Regulatory and self-regulatory approaches

Therése Lennehag, Head of Responsible Investment, EQT Partners; Member of the Board of EPER (Large Private Equity Platform of Invest Europe), former Member of Invest Europe Professional Standards Committee and Chair of the RI Roundtable

15:40 - 16:05
Responsible investment considerations from the LP perspective

  • RI or IRR? Is it a trade-off?
  • ESG considerations throughout the investment lifecycle.
  • What LPs are expecting? Can a GP „tick all the boxes”?
  • Managing ESG information and reporting needs during the life of a fund
  • Dos and don’ts for ESG in the GP - LP relationship

Helen Steers, Partner, Pantheon; Member of the Board of Invest Europe

16:05 - 16:45
Responsible investment in practice

  • How to develop and integrate a responsible investment framework.
  • How to manage relationships with portfolio companies from the ESG perspective.
  • Law abiding versus IR compliant? Can there be a difference? What matters?
  • Cases of ESG-related problems

Andrzej Bartos, Managing Partner, Innova Capital Ralph Guenther, Principal, Pantheon, co-Chair of Pantheon RI Committee Anne Hutton, Senior Banker, EBRD Therése Lennehag, Head of Responsible Investment, EQT Partners

16:45 - 17:15
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