“Start with your stakeholders,” said Colin Etnire, Head of Environmental, Social and Governance at BC Partners, during a panel at the PE Innovators in ESG Speak virtual event. “Figure out what their interests are. Be it your employees, customers, whoever they might be, that focus will drive you toward the right material factors.”

The panel discusses engaging with portfolio companies in order to improve ESG metrics, including topics about prioritizing ESG initiatives, portfolio company buy-in, and personalizing frameworks depending on the company. Watch the video to hear from: Logan Johnson, Associate, Operations, Middleground Capital, Colin Etnire, Head of ESG, BC Partners, Rahul Ahuja, Co-Founder & Partner, Treya Partners, Sean McGrath, Senior Associate & Co-Head ESG, Access Holdings. For more, read Mergers & Acquisitions Introduces the 2021 PE Innovators in ESG.