PwC is pleased to announce a collaboration with ESG Analytics, a provider of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investment support tools for Private Equity investors. The collaboration offers PwC’s clients in Sweden tools that help facilitate the implementation, analysis and reporting of responsible investment practices.
Awareness about the importance of measuring and monitoring ESG factors is quickly gaining momentum across asset classes, including Private Equity. Yet, despite this increased awareness, investors continue to face barriers that challenge the implementation of ESG initiatives. According to several leading industry surveys, such as PitchBook’s 2015 Private Equity ESG Survey, the most common barrier for investors is the lack of effective and meaningful ESG metrics.
“ESG Analytics' products and services are a powerful means for Private Equity investors, both Limited and General Partners, to identify ESG-related operational risks and opportunities within their portfolio,” says Rina Kupferschmid-Rojas, Founder and CEO of ESG Analytics. “Our platform, Aditus, will help to meet the industry’s need for a uniformed, comprehensive approach to measuring, analyzing and communicating ESG performance. The platform also serves to raise the awareness and understanding of the principles and benefits of responsible investing. We are pleased that PwC clients can use the platform to demonstrate their commitments to responsible investment and better manage ESG performance.”
ESG Analytics’ has strategically partnered with industry leaders for the development and distribution of Aditus. Along with PwC, these partners include REPRISK, a leading provider of business intelligence on ESG risks, and South Pole Carbon, a specialist in reducing CO2 emissions and developer of innovative climate solutions.
“We see a demand among clients for sophisticated, cloud based solutions in order for them to further progress with ESG integration and also to effectively monitor and communicate portfolios’ ESG performance” says Fredrik Franke, head of PwC Sustainability advisory services in Sweden. This collaboration with ESG Analytics and the use of their platform Aditus is therefore a suitable complement to our existing responsible investment services. It will enable us to offer Limited and General Partners a combination of a robust tool and implementation services, thereby strengthening risk management and ESG integration.”
PwC Sweden is the market leader within auditing, accounting, tax and advisory services. Using our experience and knowledge, we enhance value for our clients and their stakeholders. The Sustainability advisory team at PwC has proven expertise in the field of responsible investment implementation and to support management of ESG factors during the investment cycle. In this press release, "PwC" refers to “Öhrlings PricewaterhouseCoopers AB”, which is a member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited, each member firm of which is a separate legal entity. This collaboration is exclusively entered into between ESG Analytics and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Sweden. For more information, see www.pwc.se/sv/hallbar-utveckling or www.pwc.com/sustainability
ESG Analytics is dedicated to assisting Private Equity Limited and General Partners ‘integrate what matters’ through products and services to achieve the benefits of managing Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) risk and opportunity. Our unique and innovative web based solution, developed in accordance with accepted industry best practices, allows for the identification of ESG-related opportunities and risks, as well as the implementation, analysis and reporting of comprehensive ESG metrics into investment decisions. For more information, visit www.ESGanalytics.com
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