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Our Approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) Considerations

For over 20 years ESG factors have played a role in our investment process. In 2014, we formally became a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investing (“PRI”), further demonstrating our commitment to ESG practices.

ESG factors often coincide naturally with our business building approach, and like all other investment criteria, can help identify potential value drivers as well as risk.

A timeline of noteworthy ESG developments at PA Capital:

  • 2009: advancement in evaluating governance through underwriting back office, valuation, IT security, and control environments of managers by our Operational Due Diligence team
  • 2012: began raising ESG awareness through systematic engagement with underlying managers on the importance of ESG considerations
  • 2014: formally became a signatory to the UN PRI

About the Principles for Responsible Investing and Our ESG Approach

Sustainable Global Financial System

  • The six Principles for Responsible Investment are a voluntary and aspirational set of investment principles that offer recommendations for incorporating ESG issues into investment practice. In their implementation, investors contribute to developing a more sustainable global financial system. You can read more about these principles here:

PA Capital's ESG Committee

  • Our ESG Committee is comprised of senior professionals from our Private Equity, Private Real Assets, and Long/Short Equity teams
  • We continue to refine, enhance, and further integrate ESG considerations across our investment capabilities to provide better outcomes for our investors


ESG is an important consideration and goes beyond how we invest. We consider responsibility more broadly as an integral part of both investing and our daily lives. Our team actively gives and engages with our communities through both annual firm-wide charitable campaigns as well as individually. We have positively impacted multiple organizations and social initiatives, including education, healthcare and environmental causes, much of which is done in partnership with the NYL Foundation.