Join us for the second in our series of webinars focused on sustainability themes relevant to alternative asset managers. Aimed at business leaders, senior executives, general counsel and legal and compliance teams, this series will debate the key sustainability issues for 2021 and the impact they will have on private markets in Europe. This webinar will feature a panel discussion covering corporate governance and responsible investment in private equity. The panel session will be chaired by Travers Smith Partner, Lucie Cawood.
In this webinar, we will examine ways in which private equity firms ensure that their portfolio companies focus on long-term value creation and actively engage with ESG issues. We will explore the extent to which company law and corporate reporting affect decision-making in the portfolio company. The discussion will also consider various law reform proposals which aim to encourage private companies to respond to stakeholder and societal concerns, and whether the current vogue for corporate "purpose" has a role in the private equity world.
Simon Witney, Senior Consultant at Travers Smith, will set the scene for the panel discussion by summarising the main conclusions from his recently published book, Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment in Private Equity.