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Data snapshot: ESG in due diligence

The most important issue for private markets fund investors is a demonstrable record of good ESG reporting.

When carrying out ESG due diligence, private fund investors are most concerned with a prospective manager’s reporting track record, according to survey data from fund services business IQEQ. Investors said the track record of reporting was marginally more important overall than the transparency of reporting or the clarity and content of the ESG policy.

IQEQ surveyed 75 private markets investors, a large proportion of which (44 percent) were family offices or high-net-worth individuals.