Leveraged loan investment and ESG factors in light of Covid-19


In its all-encompassing impact, Covid-19 must raise regard for all stakeholders. Can the private equity playbook be unaffected in the post-Covid era? Equally, with momentum building behind other societal challenges, like climate change, how can the private corporate world be encouraged to move forward?

Amid the global health crisis, there has been a renewed focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters, not only in terms of the importance placed on them by investors and by policymakers, but also on corporate behaviour in the context of our portfolio companies.

Although it might be a little early to be writing the report card just yet, as news continues to evolve on how companies are coping through the ongoing pandemic, there are some interesting themes emerging.

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