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  • Pamila Fonseka

How to start your Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) review

Business owners who are thinking about finding private equity funding should start accessing the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors unique to their business. ESG issues are not only for publicly listed companies. These days private equity investors want to know.


It may be overwhelming to figure out where to start. You can hire a consultant to help you with the process. Or you can access the free frameworks and tools that are out there. There are many tools that will provide guidance by identifying the material topics that impact your industry.


One such tool is the materiality finder developed by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). SASB classified industries based on sustainability topics that impact the industry. You can download the information however it is recommended that you go through the topics to determine if it is relevant to your sector.