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New disclosure and reporting requirements are set to take shape in March 2021 and will have a range of impacts on US managers with even minor operations within the bloc.
Managing director Paul Yett has been named as Hamilton Lane’s new director of ESG and sustainability.
The financial solutions provider has added a new ratings and scoring system as part of its advisory offering.
Fund managers expect standardisation to be a few years away, but they’re worried about being accused of greenwashing in the meantime, an Intertrust survey suggests.
The move is the latest effort to bring more transparency to ESG in private markets.
ESG ratings agencies are increasingly stepping into private markets. That could point to greater standardization in ESG, and more transparency for private equity.
On the firm’s Q1 earnings call, executives said its sustainable initiatives have proven fruitful amid the covid-19 crisis.