Since 2020, ESGTree has been working with a $10BN+ Private Equity (PE) firm, based in the United States, to streamline and report on their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives, with a focus on DE&I and BIPOC best-in-class practices. Key themes across which ESGTree has helped the PE firm are:
We helped our client refine their impact goal to have more women in leadership positions. As a result, active steps were taken to increase the representation of women at the board level, in executive management, non-executive management, and among employees. Today, several of our clients’ portfolio companies are led by women CEOs and, in 2021, more than 50% of their new hires were women. Internally, women and individuals from ethnic backgrounds now comprise over 60% of the firm, elucidating the value our team was able to create for the firm.
We took a triangular approach to DE&I with this client by using data to monitor various programs for gender, race, and marginalized groups. Our monitoring and reporting framework helped the client manage:
Our work with this PE firm was also centred around being intentional about the change they wanted to create. Our monitoring framework allowed the PE firm to track intention to develop students from “non-elite” universities as an impactful way to foster social mobility in the country. Today, more than a quarter of their current employees are first-generation college students, and less than 10% of their employees hold an undergraduate or graduate degree from an “elite” educational institution
Our ESG framework for this client identified the advancement of social mobility as an important driver for the firm along with efforts to value people from every background. To this end, the firm now provides in-kind and monetary support to non-profit organizations combating social inequalities and injustices and has partnered with a number of organizations focused on reducing social inequality.
Our unique ESG scorecards, benchmarking tool, and carbon calculation software serve a diverse set of private equity firms. Thanks to the Platform Features below, we have been able to position ESG as a value-creation exercise rather than a reporting burden:
We work with a range of financial institutions such as Impact Investors, Private Equity (PE) and Venture Capital (VC), Pension Funds, Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), Banks, Companies & more.
“ESGTree is great at helping to bring management teams on the same page. We view the ESGTree system and team as more of an extension of our company rather than a Software provider.”
Director, Investor Relationships at ICV Partners
ESGTree provides powerful data solutions to help private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) firms gather, collect, analyze, benchmark and report their ESG data and that of their portfolio companies. Our carbon calculator, customizable and automated ESG frameworks, multi-level report viewing, trends analysis dashboard, and other features aimed to make ESG a value creation tool rather than a reporting burden.
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For more information on the ESGTree’s ESG Reporting Solution, please contact us at :
Canada: ESGTree, Kindred Centre for Peace Advancement, 140 Westmount Rd N, Waterloo,ON N2L 3G6, Canada
United Kingdom: ESGTree, 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP, United Kingdom