Industry Task Force

Private Equity Task Force

    About the Task Force

    Private Equity

    The Sustainable Markets Initiative’s Private Equity Task Force brings together leading private equity firms to identify ways that the industry can accelerate progress towards a more sustainable future. Focusing on climate change, biodiversity and sustainability-related metrics for private markets, it leverages expertise within each member firm and works with the other Sustainable Markets Initiative's Task Forces. 

    The Private Equity Task Force was launched in 2021 and is the first ever CEO-level private equity working group established to consider ways the industry can effect change. 

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    Task Force Objectives

    Accelerating Progress

    With its global presence and operational expertise, the private equity industry is uniquely positioned to advance the transition to a more sustainable future, while working to enhance value and mitigate risk. 

    The Task Force is currently working to identify approaches to: 

    • Integrating climate change-related considerations into the investment process; 

    • Identifying the value of and risks to biodiversity and natural ecosystems and approaches to protecting them; 

    • Bring clarity on sustainability-related metrics for private markets. 

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      Private Markets Decarbonisation Roadmap

      6 November 2023

      In collaboration with the Initiative Climat International and Bain & Co., the Private Equity Task Force has launched the Private Markets Decarbonisation Roadmap (PMDR) as a tool that enables private equity firms to measure and disclose their assets' decarbonisation evolution. To learn more and access the PMDR, visit the Bain & Co. webpage.

      To read the press statement on the launch of the Private Markets Decarbonisation Roadmap, please visit the PRI webpage.

        The private equity industry is increasingly integrating consideration of Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) factors into the investment process. The Task Force’s extraordinary collective reach, together with the operational influence across member firms’ portfolio companies, means private equity is uniquely positioned to help accelerate the transition to a more sustainable future.

        James Brocklebank, Managing Partner & Co-Chair of Advent International’s Global Executive Committee; Chair of the Sustainable Markets Initiative's Private Equity Task Force
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        Task Force Members

        With over $1.5 trillion of assets under management, Task Force members have a powerful platform to drive forward a greater focus on sustainability and ESG. 

        The Private Equity Task Force is made up of members from many of the world’s leading private equity firms including: 

        Advent International

        James Brocklebank

        Managing Partner

        Andrew Sillitoe

        Bain Capital

        Steve Pagliuca


        William Jackson

        Brookfield asset management

        Mark Carney

        Vice Chair Brookfield Asset Management and Head of Transition Investing

        Stuart McAlpine

        Managing Partner
        clayton, dublier & rice

        Dave Novak


        Rolly van Rappard

        Co-Founder and Co-Chairman

        Christian Sinding

        CEO and Managing Partner
        general atlantic

        Lord John Browne

        Senior Advisor and Chairman of Climate & Sustainability Investing
        gulf capital

        Karim El Solh

        Co-Founder and CEO
        Harbourvest Partners

        Peter Wilson

        hellman & Friedman

        Patrick Healy


        Frederic Stevenin

        Managing Partner

        Kurt Björklund

        Managing Partner
        Towerbrook capital partners

        Karim Saddi


        Peder Prahl

        Warburg Pincus

        Charles (Chip) Kaye


        Further information

        For Task Force enquiries please contact: