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We appreciate that private equity and venture capital firms are focused on measuring, managing and responding to the ESG risks and opportunities within their portfolio. We offer both introductory and strategic level courses via classroom and digital learning to support the industry as committed responsible investors.

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Carbon Reduction Planning for Your Portfolio

This course will examine where Climate Change fits into the ESG sphere and a company’s ESG strategy. Industry experts will advise on the steps which need to be taken to quantify your organisation’s climate impact by calculating the carbon footprint and provide practical steps for meaningful target...
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Carbon Reduction Planning for Your Portfolio

Key topics include:
  • How climate change is driving ESG considerations in the industry
  • Setting targets, what is achievable?
  • Engaging portfolio management teams on reduction plans
  • Developing and delivering on reduction plans, and more
Format
In-person, London

Course overview:
This course will examine where Climate Change fits into the ESG sphere and a company’s ESG strategy. Industry experts will advise on the steps which need to be taken to quantify your organisation’s climate impact by calculating the carbon footprint and provide practical steps for meaningful target implementation and guidance on how to develop and deliver a carbon reduction plan.


 
Course dates
10 December 2024
CPD hours
6
Costs
£1,500.00 +VAT Member £3,000.00 +VAT Non-Member

Developing an ESG Strategy for Your Portfolio

This course focuses on the impact of ESG on the PE/VC industry, its continued importance and provides practical guidance on how to integrate ESG strategy into the investment cycle. Led by leading industry practitioners, this course will guide you through best practice, the risks and opportunities, the current regulations...
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Developing an ESG Strategy for Your Portfolio

Key topics include:
  • The regulatory context (TCFD, SDGs, SFDR)
  • LP requirements and expectations: from fundraising to reporting
  • Pre-investment analysis
  • ESG risks and opportunities and more

Format
In-person, London

Course overview:
This course focuses on the impact of ESG on the PE/VC industry, its continued importance and provides practical guidance on how to integrate ESG strategy into the investment cycle. Led by leading industry practitioners, this course will guide you through best practice, the risks and opportunities, the current regulations and provide a chance to discuss specific ESG issues with other member firms facing the same challenges.


 
Course dates
25 September 2024
CPD hours
6
Costs
£1,300.00 +VAT Member £2,600.00 +VAT Non-Member

Impact Investing for VCs

We are pleased to introduce the BVCA's new Impact Investing for VCs workshop, tailored to VCs from venture builders and accelerators to the growth stage. This course provides a deep dive into investing with impact in a VC setting. Delegates will explore how to embed impact into their fund thesis, utilise this to enhance fund returns and attract impact-minded LPs and founders.
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Impact Investing for VCs

Key topics include:
  • What is an impact thesis?
  • How can you design an impact thesis alongside an investment thesis?
  • How can you best assess impact risks and returns?
  • How can impact be a source of commercial value for you as a fund and for the ventures you invest in?
  • What does best in class impact measurement and reporting look like for VCs and more
Format
In-person, London

Course overview:
We are pleased to introduce the BVCA's new Impact Investing for VCs workshop, tailored to VCs from venture builders and accelerators to the growth stage. This course provides a deep dive into investing with impact in a VC setting. Delegates will explore how to embed impact into their fund thesis, utilise this to enhance fund returns and attract impact-minded LPs and founders.

 
Course dates
TBC September 2024
CPD hours
6
Costs
£1,100.00 +VAT Member £2,200.00 +VAT Non-Member

Responsible Investment e-Learning

This e-Learning course provides essential knowledge to private equity practitioners around the environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) principles to both secure and protect value in all aspects of the deal cycle, from pre-investment to exit.
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Responsible Investment e-Learning

Key topics include:
  • Introduction to responsible investment
  • Responsible investment at house level
  • The pre-investment phase
  • The hold period, exits and more
Format
Digital Learning, available on-demand
Costs are per licence, lasting 6 months

Course overview:
This course provides essential knowledge to private equity practitioners around the environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) principles to both secure and protect value in all aspects of the deal cycle, from pre-investment to exit. A shorter version is also available for managers.


 
Course dates
On-demand
CPD hours
N/A
Costs
£210.00 +VAT Member £420.00 +VAT Non-Member



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