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Wednesday, October 9th, 2024 | Penn Club of New York

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The Private Equity Wire ESG AAA US Awards recognizes excellence among private equity fund managers

across a wide range of categories

The Private Equity Wire ESG AAA US Awards have been 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 the United States.


With regulators, LPs and internal stakeholders pushing for more progress and better ESG metrics, Private Equity Wire has partnered with EthicsGrade, the stakeholder-centric, AI-driven, ESG data company, to create an application process that is fair and credible.


We want being shortlisted and winning an award to be a genuine badge of ESG quality and advancement. Using the expertise and independence of Private Equity Wire’s partnership with EthicsGrade, the ESG AAA Awards will represent a kitemark of achievement and quality across this globally, societally, and ethically vital space.


How to enter?


Spanning 27 categories, managers can enter our awards using an application process that takes a minute per category. Using a simple metric driven application process, managers can enter their details on Private Equity Wire’s and Ethics Grade’s specially designed platform.

Methodology

Each category can be entered via a simple questionnaire – questions are based on industry feedback and the expertise of our data partner, EthicsGrade.


Managers can enter multiple fund and manager categories, with a varying set of questions applied to each distinct category.


The category with the fewest questions is, ‘Best corporate sustainability for portfolio company’, with 16, and the most are the ‘Best ESG firm’ categories with 27 each.


To make the judging process fair and transparent the model is skewed towards quantitative questions versus open and subjective ones.

Winners

ESG AAA Winners

Best Corporate Sustainability Strategy: Management Company



A Winner: Summer Atlantic Capital Limited



AA Winner: K1 Investment Management



AAA Winner: MiddleGround Capital

Best Corporate Sustainability Strategy: Portfolio Company




AA Winner: Pretium Packaging



AAA Winner: Hines

Best Diversity Initiative: Management Company



A Winner: DigitalDX



AA Winner: Altura Capital



AAA Winner: One Rock Capital Partners

Best ESG Firm: Mid Cap




A Winner: District Equity, LLC



AA Winner: K1 Investment Management



AAA Winner: One Rock Capital Partners

Best ESG Firm: Small Cap




A Winner: MiddleGround Capital



AA Winner: ParkerGale LLC



AAA Winner: Jonathan Rose Companies

Best ESG fund: Balanced




AAA Winner: TZP Group

Best ESG Fund: Climate Focused




A Winner: Echo River Capital



AA Winner: Pangaea Ventures



AAA Winner: MUUS Climate Partners

Best ESG fund: Buyout




AA Winner: The Brydon Group



AAA Winner: Reverence Capital Partners

Best ESG Fund: Energy Transition / Clean Energy



AA Winner: UP Partners



AAA Winner: MUUS Climate Partners

Best ESG fund: Emerging markets




AAA Winner: Amplifica Capital

Best ESG Fund: Energy Transition / Clean Energy



AA Winner: UP Partners



AAA Winner: MUUS Climate Partners

Best ESG fund: Emerging markets




AAA Winner: Amplifica Capital

Best ESG Fund: Impact




A Winner: Cross-Border Impact Ventures



AA Winner: Emmeline Ventures



AAA Winner: Jonathan Rose Companies

Best ESG Fund: Growth Equity




AAA Winner: TZP Group

Best ESG Fund: Real Estate




A Winner: Hudson Valley Property Group



AA Winner: Jonathan Rose Companies



AAA Winner: Yellowstone Capital Partners

Best ESG Fund: Sector Specialist




A Winner: TZP Group



AA Winner: Reverence Capital Partners



AAA Winner: Hudson Valley Property Group

Best ESG Fund: Venture Capital




A Winner: Pangaea Ventures



AA Winner: Chasing Rainbows



AAA Winner: Emmeline Ventures

Best ESG Manager of the Year




A Winner: One Rock Capital Partners



AA Winner: FPA Multifamily



AAA Winner: Jonathan Rose Companies

Best GP ESG Reporting Solution for LPs




AAA Winner: FPA Multifamily

Best Social Initiative: Management Company


A Winner: MiddleGround Capital



AA Winner: Altura Capital



AAA Winner: FPA Multifamily

ESG Fund of the Year



A Winner: Yellowstone Capital Partners



AA Winner: TZP Group



AAA Winner: Jonathan Rose Companies

Best Social Initiative: Portfolio Company



AAA Winner: CARROLL

Most Innovative ESG Initiative: Portfolio Company



AA Winner: Pretium Packaging


AAA Winner: Hines

Most Innovative ESG Initiative: Management Company



A Winner: DigitalDX



AA Winner: Capria Ventures



AAA Winner: Basis Investment Group

ESG AAA Categories

ESG Fund of the Year: Emerging markets

ESG Fund of the Year: Growth equity

ESG Fund of the Year: Balanced

ESG Fund of the Year: Buyout

ESG Fund of the Year: Fund of funds

ESG Fund of the Year: Climate focused

ESG Fund of the Year: Infrastructure

ESG Fund of the Year: Impact

ESG Fund of the Year: Real Estate

ESG Fund of the Year: Energy Transition / Clean Energy

ESG Fund of the Year: Sector Specialist

ESG Fund of the Year: Venture Capital

ESG Fund of the Year

ESG Manager of the Year

ESG Firm of the Year

GP ESG Reporting Solution of the Year (for LPs)

Corporate Sustainability Strategy of the Year: Management Company

Corporate Sustainability Strategy of the Year: Portfolio Company

Most Innovative ESG Initiative of the Year: Portfolio Company

Most innovative ESG Initiative of the Year: Management Company

Diversity Initiative of the Year: Portfolio Company

Diversity Initiative of the Year: Management Company

Social Initiative of the Year: Management Company

Social Initiative of the Year: Portfolio Company

DOWNLOAD CAMPAIGN KIT

Have you been shortlisted? Download your campaign kit below!

Please note that the license agreement to use the materials expires on 24th March 2022.

    Criteria

  • When filling in the form, please note we are judging performance and initiatives spanning from January 2022 to December 2022.
  • The application process is totally secure – no element of the forms will be made public, and information will only be viewed by our judges.
  • All entries will be independently vetted by EthicsGrade, with the final decision made by an external panel of judges.
  • The shortlist will be announced middle of August.
  • Winners will be announced at our awards evening, taking place at Penn Club of New York on Wednesday October 9th, 2024.

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Private Equity Wire offers all nominees and winners the platform to increase their brand awareness during and after the awards process, highlighting their achievements

Voted for by a panel of judges within the private equity industry itself, the awards are a badge of honour – marking recognition and respect from ESG experts in private equity

Recognition

The annual awards provide firms with an opportunity to assess their progress and standing within ESG investing in private equity

Benchmarking

With investor interest in ESG still strong despite the current challenges, it is more important than ever to know how you are perceived and where you stand out

Differentiation

Evening Schedule

OPENING ADDRESS

6:00 PM

6:15 PM

WINNERS' ANNOUNCEMENT

CARRIAGES

8:00 PM

Networking drinks and canapes

NETWORKING

6:30 PM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

6:15 PM

Tess Buckley, AI Ethics Senior Analyst, EthicsGrade

Convene 101 Park Avenue

Address: 101 Park Avenue // Midtown East, New York

Venue Requirements

Dress Code

Please note the dress code for this event is business casual.

Attendees must bring a form of identification in order to access the venue.

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