With ESG at the forefront of the mind of many GPs and LPs, funds editor Harriet Matthews and ION Analytics EMEA M&A and ECM head of analytics William Cain share their thoughts on the topic, accompanied by a guest interview with Bain Capital’s Ivano Sessa on portfolio company Fedrigoni.
Approaches to ESG have shifted over the years across public and private markets, evolving significantly from a pure risk mitigation and divestment mindset.
Bain Capital acquired packaging producer Fedrigoni in 2017, with BC Partners joining as a co-investor in 2022. Sessa discusses the company’s growth potential in relation to ESG initiatives and value creation, as well as Bain Capital’s investment outlook for 2023.
Following a discussion of key takeaways, the team looks ahead to the future of ESG, and whether the framework and investment approach are under threat as macro clouds gather.
1:11 – Current ESG trends and topics
4:51 – Recent coverage
8:01 – Interview with Ivano Sessa of Bain Capital
29:08 – Key takeaways
35:32 – What’s next for ESG?
Theme music: ©2012 Kick Up The Fire
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