The Private Equity Lifecycle:
Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance Best Practices and Breakthrough Innovations

01/26/2012 03:00 p.m. - 06:00 p.m.

Clean Technology, Corporate, Mergers + Acquisitions, Private Funds, and Private Equity Investments + Buyouts

Morrison & Foerster LLP
1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10104

Susan H. Mac Cormac

Susan H. Mac Cormac


Genevieve Oransky
(415) 268-7105

Private Equity investors increasingly assess, value, and actively encourage environmental, social, and governance (ESG) measures as a mechanism to drive operational improvements in portfolio companies. Please join us for a panel discussion of the most critical issues every investor should consider and a realistic assessment of ESG best practices specific to the private equity sector. Our expert speakers will look in-depth at each stage of the investment lifecycle and discuss which ESG measures have the most impact on risk mitigation and increased returns. They will also discuss major innovations occurring in this space and outline practical ways for motivated investors to stay ahead of the curve on ESG issues to create verifiable social and environmental impact.

Discussion topics will include:

  • How does ESG play in the pre-investment phase? How much due diligence is necessary and what metrics should be considered?
  • In the portfolio management phase, what pitfalls should investors avoid and how actively should they engage companies on ESG issues?
  • What skills and expertise can investors develop to better support their portfolio companies with regard to ESG value creation?
  • How do investors monetize ESG factors in the exit? What can investors do to encourage ESG efforts to continue post-exit?
  • What can motivated investors do to really move the needle on ESG? What is cutting edge now and what will become mainstream in the future?

CLE credit is pending.

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