Responsible Investment Roundtable

The Invest Europe Responsible Investment Roundtable, set up in 2013, is a permanent forum dedicated to responsible investment practices and environmental, social and governance issues in Europe’s private equity industry. A sub-committee of the Invest Europe Professional Standards Committee, the Roundtable aims to promote responsible investment practices and the consideration of ESG issues within the Invest Europe membership and the broader private equity community.

Concretely, the Roundtable encourages the open exchange of ideas and promotes informed discussion about responsible investment practices and ESG issues in European private equity to better enable industry participants to understand, adapt and implement existing and emerging practices. In addition, it plays an important role in giving expert advice to the various Invest Europe Committees and staff.

In terms of concrete output, the Roundtable is keen to generate materials that disseminate responsible investment practice from the leading firms to others and find a way to share the experiences of people focused on the topic with those that are only now coming up the curve. In addition to the Invest Europe Professional Standards Handbook, which comprises an overview of the responsible investment and ESG factors that could/should be considered and reflected in the different stages of a private equity fund’s life, examples include the production of a GP ESG DDQ and the Responsible Investment Bibliography.

The Responsible Investment Roundtable is composed of a Core Roundtable and an Affiliate Network which complements and is called upon to support the work of the Roundtable as appropriate.

Core Roundtable

Maaike van der Schoot, AlpInvest Partners B.V. (Chair)
Erwann le Ligné, Eurazeo PME (Vice-Chair)
Marta Jankovic, APG Asset Management
Graeme Ardus, Triton Partners
Adam Black, Coller Capital
Phil Case, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Nicolas Cottis, KPMG
Silva Dezelan, Robeco
Jarlyth Gibson, Advent International Corporation
Mikaela Hedborg, IK Investment Partners
James Holley, Bridgepoint
Therése Lennehag, EQT Partners AB

Affiliate Network

Stefano Bacci, Ambienta SGR S.p.A.
Candice Brenet, Ardian
Tania Choufani, The Abraaj Group
Isabelle Combarel, SWEN Capital partners
Tim Creed, Schroder Adveq
Blaise Duault, Téthys
Anna Follér, Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund
Anne Holm Rannaleet, IK Investment Partners
Dörte Höppner, Riverside Europe Partners
Cornelia Gomez, PAI Partners
Pia Irell, Altor Equity Partners
Dan Kjerulf, Danske Private Equity
Maurice Klaver, PGGM
Ivan Massonnat, PAI Partners
Vanessa Maydon, Cinven
Olivier Millet, Eurazeo PME
Simon Powell, Advent International PLC
Caroline Ruter, Hg
Adinah Shackleton, Permira Advisers LLP
Alex Scott, Pantheon
Rothman Valencia, PAI Partners
Julia Wikmark, EQT Partners AB