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IIGCC Unveils Net Zero Guidance for Private Equity

The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) has published its ‘Net Zero Investment Framework Component for the Private Equity Industry’, aimed at achieving decarbonisation of portfolio companies within the sector. The framework aims to provide a cohesive global approach for private equity investors involved in buyout, growth, and associated strategies. Collaboratively developed by IIGCC with support from Ceres and Anthesis, the guidance incorporates inputs from a wide range of general partners (GPs) and limited partners (LPs). The guidance expands the coverage of the IIGCC’s Net Zero Investment Framework to six asset classes. By considering the “unique characteristics” of the private equity asset class, the guidance aims to integrate climate change risks and opportunities into investment decisions to drive climate action across the private equity industry. Misa Andriamihaja, Private Equity Lead at IIGCC, said: “Bespoke net zero target types and tailored engagement actions sit at the core of this game-changing guidance for all private equity investors to start and progress in their net zero journey.” She emphasised the importance of supporting the efforts, targets, and actions of LPs and GPs to achieve real decarbonisation within portfolio companies. 

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