ERM is the largest pure-play sustainability consultancy globally, with 8,000 consultants assisting companies with defining and implementing their sustainability strategies. ERM works with both the largest listed companies, as well as private companies and investors. Giovanni Aquaro is a Partner at ERM, and works with private companies seeking to bridge the gap in ESG disclosure between private and public.

With Giovanni, we discuss how companies should deal with the difference between ESG ratings, how private markets investors are adopting ESG strategies for their portfolio companies, and how companies considering an IPO should go about formulating their sustainability strategy.

ūüó®ÔłŹ Our favorite quotes:
“Talking about ratings, a corporate should consider as primary stakeholders not only the investors, but also its own value chain.”
“you have to consider that in 2023, basically, all the private equity funds with a growth strategy and generalist strategy, which have been put on the market, they were classified as Article 8 funds.”
“You shouldn’t have an ESG strategy, you should have a strategy integrating ESG as a pillar or pillars of the strategy.”

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Disclaimer: this discussion is not financial advice, nor an investment recommendation, nor a solicitation to buy or sell any financial instruments, or an offer for financial services or any other transaction. The information contained in the recording have no contractual value and are destined for an informational purpose only. Amundsen Investment Management and the participants on this podcast may have holdings in the companies being discussed.