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In brief: Benefit Street and Malk on ESG

The credit firm and consultancy argue the case for third-party ESG due diligence support in private debt.

Private credit is still relatively new to ESG. Credit investor Benefit Street Partners has teamed up with ESG consultancy Malk Partners to conduct ESG due diligence on its investment pipeline. For anyone who wants to learn more about why the firm does this, it has co-authored an 11-page paper with Malk on the topic. Read it if you want:

  • to understand how the materiality of ESG risks in the same asset can differ depending on where you sit in the capital structure, or;
  • to read an argument as to why it makes sense to have an external party take on ESG due diligence.