NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Energy Impact Partners (EIP), a global investment platform leading the transition to a sustainable energy future, announced it was recognized as a leader in innovation in ESG by Private Equity International (PEI) as a part of the publication’s 30 Big Ideas Shaping ESG award program. EIP was honored in the Governance category for establishing an ESG Advisory Board for its limited partners (LP).
EIP’s ESG Advisory Board was launched in July 2020 and is comprised of an inhouse ESG and impact specialist team as well as several leading impact institutions from its partner base. The goal of the ESG Advisory Board is to improve the quality, transparency, diversity and accuracy of methods and metrics that the firm applies to its ESG programs and impact reporting. Among those included on the board are Microsoft Corp., through its $1 billion Climate Innovation Fund, and Nysnø, a Norwegian state-owned company that invests in companies and funds with profitable and smart solutions to climate change.
“We are honored to be recognized for our work in ESG by Private Equity International,” said Hans Kobler, CEO and Managing Partner of Energy Impact Partners. “The ESG Advisory Board serves to continuously improve the comprehensiveness of the methods and metrics that EIP uses to evaluate our portfolio companies and impact. In collaboration with our LPs, we feel a responsibility for driving transparency in the industry to accelerate the pace of innovation and rapidly scale the adoption of critical climate solutions.”
PEI’s listing of the 30 Big Ideas Shaping ESG covers the cutting-edge innovations in fields ranging from finance to social responsibility and represents inspirational examples of innovation in ESG and impact investing. Amid growing concerns about the state of the planet, PEI set out to gauge where private equity is bringing fresh thinking to the environmental, social and governance challenges facing the world.
Brandon Middaugh, director of the Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund and member of EIP’s ESG Advisory Committee, said “Today’s environmental, social and governance principles include evolving responsibilities in climate impact, equity and inclusion, and responsible use of technology. Microsoft is pleased to see this recognition of EIP’s ESG Advisory Board approach to increasing investor engagement on ESG and impact practices.”
EIP has pioneered a unique, collaborative engagement model that elevates insights and best practices, invests in transformative businesses, and supports the growth of clean technology startups by facilitating dedicated industrial partnerships between its portfolio and investor base.
For more information on EIP and its ESG Advisory Board, please visit www.energyimpactpartners.com.
About Private Equity International
Private Equity International is the only global publication with a primary focus on the relationship between investors and fund managers in private equity: LP-GP nexus. Launched in December 2001, the title covers the people, the funds, the capital providers and the financial trends shaping the industry with an integrated team of specialist journalists and researchers in London, Hong Kong, and New York City.
About Energy Impact Partners
Energy Impact Partners (EIP) is a global investment platform leading the transition to a sustainable energy future. EIP brings together entrepreneurs and the world's most forward-looking energy and industrial companies to advance innovation. With over $1.5 billion in assets under management, EIP invests globally across venture, growth, credit and infrastructure – and has a team of more than 45 professionals based in its offices in New York, San Francisco, Palm Beach, London, Cologne and soon Oslo. For more information on EIP, please visit www.energyimpactpartners.com.