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Which firms and investors have signed up to the ESG Data Convergence Project?

The CalPERS-Carlyle-led effort to standardize ESG data reporting now counts $8.7trn of managed assets represented by its participants.

More than 100 global institutional investors and private capital managers have committed to a data-sharing initiative trying to bring standardisation and transparency to ESG reporting requirements.

The ESG Data Convergence Project has more than doubled its number of participants since launching in September. Committed LPs and GPs now account for $8.7 trillion of managed assets. They include brand-name private equity firms, impact and venture capital managers, as well as institutional investors from Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America.

The Carlyle Group and the California Public Employees Retirement System are co-leading the initiative to create a “long-term mechanism for improving comparative reporting”, according to a statement from Carlyle. The group is collecting data related to six ESG metrics:

  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Renewable energy
  • Board diversity
  • Work-related injuries
  • Net new hires
  • Employee engagement

In the coming months, the ESG Data Convergence Project will work with the Boston Consulting Group to aggregate the data into an anonymised benchmark representing metrics reported last year.

Read the full list of participants below:

  • Accel-KKR
  • Adams Street Partners
  • Advent Partners
  • AE Industrial Partners
  • AEA Investors LP
  • AlpInvest Partners
  • Ambienta Sgr
  • American Industrial Partners
  • AP6
  • APG
  • Apollo Global Management
  • Appian Capital Advisory
  • Ares Management
  • Artá Capital SGEIC
  • Astorg
  • Audax Private Equity
  • Avista Capital Partners
  • Base10 Partners
  • Birch Hill Equity Partners
  • Blackstone
  • Blue Horizon Corporation AG
  • Blue Wolf Capital Partners
  • Bregal Investments
  • Bridgepoint Group
  • British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI)
  • California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)
  • Capital Innovations
  • CapMan
  • Carlyle
  • Centerbridge Partners
  • CenterOak Partners
  • Cerberus Capital Management
  • Cinven
  • CPP Investments
  • Crestview Partners
  • CVC
  • Dai-Ichi Life Insurance Company
  • DPE Deutsche Private Equity
  • EIG
  • EMK Capital
  • Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island
  • EQT AB
  • Everstone Group
  • FCDE
  • Fifth Wall
  • Forgepoint Capital
  • Frazier Healthcare Partners
  • Freshstream
  • Frumtak Ventures
  • FullCycle Climate Partners
  • G Squared
  • GCM Grosvenor
  • GENUI
  • Georgian
  • Gilde Buy Out Partners BV
  • Goldman Sachs Asset Management
  • Grain Management
  • Hermes GPE
  • Hg
  • IK Partners
  • Insight Partners
  • Investindustrial
  • Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO)
  • Jada
  • Japan Post Bank
  • Kinneret Group
  • KLAR Partners
  • LGPS Central Limited
  • LGT Capital Partners
  • Lindsay Goldberg
  • Linzor Capital
  • LongRange Capital
  • Mayfair Equity Partners
  • Mizuho Bank
  • Montagu Private Equity
  • Moonfare
  • New York State Common Retirement Fund (NYSCRF)
  • Nordic Capital
  • Oaktree Capital Management
  • Onex
  • Palladium Equity Partners
  • Parcom Capital Management
  • Permira
  • PGGM
  • Pollen Street Capital
  • Portobello Capital
  • PSP Investments
  • Quadriga Capital
  • Rabo Investments
  • Riverstone Holdings
  • San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System (SFERS)
  • SEB Private Equity
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
  • Summa Equity
  • The Pictet Group
  • The Rohatyn Group
  • Tikehau Capital
  • Tishman Speyer Properties
  • TowerBrook
  • Unigestion
  • Universities Superannuation Scheme
  • Vista Equity Partners
  • Wellcome Trust
  • Wellington Management