Private equity managers and their investors act in accordance with the highest ethical and professional standards towards portfolio companies, each other and other relevant parties.
They expect their co-investors to act similarly. Invest Europe Handbook of Professional Standards brings together the principles of governance, transparency and accountability that our members commit to following.
Private equity managers are active owners of portfolio companies. They work closely with the management of portfolio companies to translate the investment thesis into operational reality. This hands-on approach encourages responsible behaviour. Many private equity managers apply green policies such as eco-efficiency and product sustainability across their whole portfolio of companies.
Institutional investors such as pension funds and insurers increasingly expect responsible investment from their private equity partners and ask that fund managers report clearly on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.