Ultimate responsibility for managing ESG issues at BC Partners rests with the Investment Committee, consisting of the Managing Partners across the four offices. ESG assessments and undertaking during diligence are the responsibility of the firm’s deal teams who are held accountable by the Investment Committee. Engagement with portfolio companies on ESG matters is the responsibility of the Operations Team, in conjunction with the deal teams, and has been led by Jan Kengelbach since 2010. Responsibility for communication on ESG matters, particularly to LPs, is held by the Investor Relations team.
BC Partners retains the ESG Advisory Team at PwC and works in collaboration with portfolio company management teams to evaluate ESG progress and to promote the development of proprietary ESG policies and procedures at these companies.