The BVCA promotes private equity and venture capital’s role as committed responsible investors, building value in businesses for investors, society and a greener future.
Private equity and venture capital firms are committed responsible investors and focussed on measuring, managing and responding to the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks and opportunities attached to their portfolio companies.
Alongside increased consideration of ESG issues at firm level, this reflects the momentum behind Responsible Investment and sustainability amongst PE/VC fund managers, investors and wider stakeholders alike.
Sustainability issues, especially climate and other environmental considerations, have become deeply embedded in global political discourse. This has spurred policymakers and regulators to design and implement a range of sustainability-related rules that affect businesses across the UK financial services industry, private equity and venture capital firms included.
The BVCA is a supporter of Initiative Climat International (iCI)