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The Vistria Group

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Pre-investment (selection)

PE 05. Incorporating ESG issues when selecting investments

05.1. During due-diligence indicate if your organisation typically incorporates ESG issues when selecting private equity investments.

05.2. Describe your organisation`s approach to incorporating ESG issues in private equity investment selection.

The Vistria Group's internal Impact team has developed a checklist for investment teams to use during due diligence to assess alignment with Vistria’s Impact and ESG philosophy. The checklist includes an evaluation of the company’s existing ESG initiatives and whether social responsibility is a factor in the company’s operational decision making.  Through these discussions, Vistria develops an initial understanding of potentially material ESG risks and opportunities and can seek additional information, where necessary. Information about existing ESG culture and practices is also sought during informal and formal discussions with perspective management teams as Vistria investment professionals engage on a range of diligence matters.

05.3. Additional information. [Optional]


PE 06. Types of ESG information considered in investment selection

06.1. Indicate what type of ESG information your organisation typically considers during your private equity investment selection process.

06.2. Describe how this information is reported to, considered and documented by the Investment Committee or similar.

ESG and Impact alignment are included on Vistria’s standard materials for Investment Committee review and both risks and opportunities are meaningfully considered.  


PE 07. Encouraging improvements in investees (Private)


PE 08. ESG issues impact in selection process (Private)


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