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In brief: Sun Capital appoints first ESG lead

Jennifer Wildroudt joins as vice-president of ESG, a newly created role.

Sun Capital has appointed Jennifer Wildroudt as its first vice-president of ESG, the private equity firm announced yesterday.

Wildroudt was previously a senior manager for climate change and sustainability services at Ernst & Young and a director of ESG services at financial services firm Alvarez & Marsal.

Wildroudt will establish fund-level ESG requirements and guidance and work wi

th investment teams to identify and mitigate ESG risks and capitalise on opportunities, according to her LinkedIn profile.

“ESG is playing an increasingly critical role in investment decisions of both Sun Capital and our limited partners,” the firm’s co-CEO Marc Leder said in the statement.

Sun Capital, headquartered in Florida, US, is seeking $2.5 billion for its eighth flagship buyout fund.