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Three ESG trends set to impact Private Equity

As interest in sustainability grows, environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are high on the list of investment criteria for family offices, asset managers and pension funds. Increasingly, high ESG, health and safety standards are no longer optional for companies; they are essential as consumers show a greater preference for sustainable products and employee talent seeks out sustainable companies. Regulators are also pushing the agenda with the European Green Deal and Disclosure of EU taxonomy alignment in December 2021 set to redirect capital flow towards environmentally sustainable activities.