At PER, we’re seeing increasing demand for ESG professionals that can drive investments and help to build businesses that are sustainable in all senses. This is a critical moment for private markets, an industry with the agility, long-term perspective and capital to have a significant positive impact on our economies, communities and planet.
In our new podcast series, Good Returns, we’ll be talking to key players in the ESG space to find out about the policies, people and purpose that will future-proof your business and investment strategy.
Hosted by Kate Goodall, Lead Consultant, ESG & Impact
Kate works on roles across the private markets, focussing on ESG, impact investing, investor relations and fundraising. Her first-hand market experience as an Investor Relations Manager with Capital Dynamics and SVG and qualifications in Business Sustainability Management provide a unique insight into the strategic development of ESG functions within private markets.
Andy and Kate discuss how to get started with your ESG journey, defining your firm's ESG strategy and how to convey engaging messages to your clients.
Andy Last, CEO, MullenLowe salt
Andy Last advises brands and corporates on using social purpose and sustainability communications to drive growth and effect change to bring about both better business results and social progress. He is a regular speaker and commentator on the power of business to lead positive change. Andy co-founded salt in 2000 and has led the development of MullenLowe salt’s Social Purpose model to create sustainable, progressive campaigns for brands and businesses.
Contact Andy at email@example.com
In this 12-minute episode, Kate asks Peter about the principles of the PRI, how the organisation has developed and what it means to be a signatory.
Peter Dunbar, Senior Private Equity Specialist at Principles for Responsible Investment
Peter works with PRI signatories within private markets, helping them to incorporate ESG principles into investment analysis, decision-making, and ownership practices.
Prior to joining PRI, Peter worked for over a decade at Capital Group Private Markets. His extensive experience in private markets investment has included roles in ESG, investor relations, fundraising, operations and corporate strategy.
Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) is a United Nations-supported international network working to promote sustainable investment. Learn more about the organisation here.
Contact Peter via the UNPRI website
Kate Goodall has a fascinating conversation with Ali Floyd, SVP at Campbell Lutyens and an expert in sustainable investing. Ali discusses the shifts in LP investment allocation, changing priorities in sustainability and how this is reflected in core investment portfolios. They also cover the rise in due diligence when it comes to ESG investing and its effect on the industry.
Ali Floyd, Senior Vice President, Campbell Lutyens
Ali joined Campbell Lutyens in 2016 and is a member of the fund placement team, with a focus on European business development and sustainable investing. Prior to joining Campbell Lutyens, Ali worked in the M&A advisory division at J.P. Morgan and served in the British Army. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Classics and Philosophy from Trinity College, Dublin..
Contact Ali via the Campbell Lutyens website
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