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Private Equity Wire announces winners of ESG AAA European Awards 2023

Private Equity Wire has announced the winners of the ESG AAA European Awards 2023, which reward environmental, social and governance excellence among private equity fund managers across a wide range of categories.

The awards were presented at an exclusive ceremony and networking event today (Tuesday, 24 October), at Convene, Bishopgate, London.

The Private Equity Wire ESG AAA European Awards were created to benchmark, acknowledge, and reward the efforts of private equity firms that have created sustainable and sector-leading ESG policies at both the portfolio company and management firm level in Europe.

With regulators, LPs and internal stakeholders pushing for more progress and better ESG metrics, Private Equity Wire partnered with EthicsGrade, the stakeholder-centric, AI-driven, ESG data company, to create a fair and credible metric driven application process, whereby managers entered their details on Private Equity Wire’s and Ethics Grade’s specially designed platform.

Using the expertise and independence of Private Equity Wire’s partnership with EthicsGrade, the ESG AAA Awards represent a kitemark of achievement and quality across this globally, societally, and ethically vital space.

The winners are:

Best Corporate Sustainability Strategy – Management Company 

AAA Winner – Estari Group

AA Winner – Keensight Capital

A Winner – Revaia

 

Best Corporate Sustainability Strategy – Portfolio Company 

AAA Winner – Oquendo Capital

AA Winner – Medik8

A Winner – Guala Closures Group

 

Best Diversity Initiative – Management company 

AAA Winner – REINO Partners

AA Winner – Asper Investment Management

A Winner – Qualitas Funds

 

Best ESG Firm 

AAA Winner – PAI Partners

AA Winner – RGREEN INVEST

A Winner – Foresight Group

 

Best ESG Fund 

AAA Winner – Beyond Impact Advisors

AA Winner – Capital Dynamics

A Winner – Asper Dorothea, Asper Investment Management

 

Best ESG Fund: Balanced 

AAA Winner FSN Capital

 

Best ESG fund: Buyout 

AAA Winner – Apheon

AA Winner – Investindustrial

A Winner – Algebris Green Transition Fund

 

Best ESG fund: Climate focused 

AAA Winner – RGREEN INVEST

AA Winner – Beyond Impact Advisors

A Winner – Capital Dynamics

 

Best ESG fund: Emerging Market 

AAA Winner Astarte Capital Partners LLP

 

Best ESG fund: Energy transition/clean energy

AAA Winner – World Fund

AA Winner – RGREEN Invest

A Winner – Capital Impacts

 

Best ESG fund: Fund of funds 

AAA Winner Capital Dynamics

 

Best ESG fund: Growth equity 

AAA Winner – Revaia

 

Best ESG fund: Impact 

AAA Winner – RAISE Impact

AA Winner – FSN Capital

A Winner – Infranity

 

Best ESG Fund: Infrastructure 

AAA Winner – Vauban Infrastructure Partners

AA Winner – Asper Columba, Asper Investment Management

A Winner – Infranity

 

Best ESG fund: Real Estate 

AAA Winner – Patron Capital

 

Best ESG fund: Sector Specialsist 

AAA Winner – MOURO CAPITAL

 

Best ESG fund: Venture capital 

AAA Winner – Antler

AA Winner – Karista

A Winner – World Fund

 

Best ESG Manager of the year 

AAA Winner – Keensight Capital

AA Winner – Kartesia

A Winner – GENUI

 

Best GP ESG reporting solution for LPs 

AAA Winner – Kartesia

AA Winner – Ares Management Corporation

A Winner – Open Ocean

 

Best social Initiative – Management Company 

AAA Winner – GENUI

AA Winner – Fasanara Capital Ltd

A Winner – Tapio Capital

 

Best social Initiative – Portfolio Company 

AAA Winner – PortAventura World Parks and Resort

AA Winner – Energie voor Elkaar, Asper Investment Management

A Winner – Evolutio

 

Most innovative ESG initiative – Management company 

AAA Winner – Mundi Ventures

AA Winner – Antler

A Winner – Estari Group

 

Most innovative ESG initiative – Portfolio Company 

AAA Winner – Invis Energy, Asper Investment Management

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