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Invest Europe to set ESG reporting standards for European PE and VC industry

Invest Europe, an association representing Europe’s private equity, venture capital, and infrastructure sectors, as well as their investors, is to develop a coherent standard for how private equity and venture capital firms should report on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues – bringing harmonisation and transparency to essential ESG reporting for investors and regulators.

The new reporting standard will be developed and established by summer 2022, and will enable private equity firms to navigate and comply with the rising demands for action and openness on their ESG activities.

In 2021, a wide range of new ESG-related regulatory reporting requirements were set globally, regionally and nationally, including the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation. In parallel, a range of privately-led initiatives – both commercially and non-commercially driven – were developed. Some of these respond to regulatory standards, while others 

Invest Europe’s reporting standard will be developed with the participation of members, representing both LPs and GPs active in Europe, and across the range of private equity segments from local venture capital funds to global buyout groups. 

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