GP ESG Due Diligence Questionnaire
ESG DDQ for Private Equity Investors and their Portfolio Companies
The ESG Due Diligence Questionnaire for Private Equity Investors and their Portfolio Companies lays out an extensive list of questions concerning environmental impact, social policies such as health and safety, and governance issues including board composition.
This standardised questionnaire aims to help investors gauge how advanced a portfolio company is with its ESG policies and reporting. It will also assist with the identification of issues that might need more detailed technical assessment, as well as opportunities to enhance value and mitigate risks following an investment.
Invest Europe is the guardian of the industry’s professional standards. This questionnaire has been developed by our members – limited partners, general partners and their advisors – to help identify potential issues and opportunities to raise ESG standards across the board.
At our recent roundtable with Navatar, experts from PAI Partners, KPMG and APG Asset Management discussed this topic in more depth, showcasing our ESG due diligence questionnaire, and explaining how it helps private equity managers meet investors’ growing calls for responsible investment to become a central pillar of their investment strategies.