ESG IN PRIVATE EQUITY
- SinCo was commissioned by the private equity funds - both limited partners and general partners - to review, analyze and design ESG architecture
- Sustainable Returns project stemmed from stakeholder engagement facilitated by SinCo during the IFC-commissioned Sustainable Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa Report 2009 - 2011. See http://www.sincosinco.com/siinssa.php
ABOUT PRIVATE EQUITY
PROJECT FILES AND LINKS
Responsible Investment and Ownership: A Guide for Pension Funds in South Africa (July 2013)
"Graham was instrumental in the planning, kick-off and growth stages of [FIRM] multi-phased strategy of factoring ESG analysis into the investment decision process. His deep knowledge of sustainability issues, business strategy, risk assessment, and stakeholder engagement helped to form the basis for a highly successful integration of robust environmental, social and governance analysis." - Sustainable Investment Project Manager, New York, USA.
"[Graham's] panel moderation at Responsible Europe 2013 was excellent." - portfolio manager, European development financing institution.
"Graham quickly mastered our internal needs and requirements, understood our culture, and made broad contributions in equities, fixed income, real estate and alternatives. He was generous in sharing his ideas and stepping up when we needed his expertise, which was transferable across sectors and asset classes." - VP Sustainability, trillion-dollar institutional investor, New York, USA.
"Graham brings energy, ideas and networks for solutions to complex challenges linking good business practice with good development practice. He is an exceptional facilitator of expert panels and groups of diverse stakeholders." - Manager, international financing facility,international organization, Geneva.
"Graham was extremely helpful in helping get up the curve on our sustainability initiative. Graham was very knowledgeable and insightful and allowed us to quickly get up the curve on Sustainability." - Chief Administrative Officer, Global Real Estate, trillion-dollar New York headquartered global institutional investor.
"[SinCo] brings a balanced and realistic perspective to sustainable investment and the claims related to performance. As a sustainable investment architect, [Graham] provides tangible and practical points of view on the subject without sacrificing the intellectual rigour that is needed to better understand the challenges facing the sector. Furthermore, Graham's enthusiastic and entertaining style makes the challenging subject of finance one worth listening to." - Associate, global social responsibility consultants, France
“Graham brings energy, ideas and networks for solutions to complex challenges linking good business practice with good development practice. he is an exceptional facilitator of expert panels and groups of diverse stakeholders.” - Fund manager, international organization, Geneva, Switzerland.
“Graham has one of the most fantastic international networks that I've ever encountered. His understanding of, and passion for, responsible investment makes him one of the most knowledgeable in the field. I've always been impressed with his delivery and focus.” - Sustainability officer, leading premium retailer, Cape Town, South Africa.
“I have known Graham personally for over 20 years. Graham is one of the most motivated and focused people I know. Graham is committed and trusted in his work and in his relationships. He invests passionate effort in everything he does to attain the best” - global human resources officer, global investment bank, London, UK.
“Graham launched the Boston Professional chapter of Net Impact and his leadership was instrumental in the chapter being awarded the "Rookie Chapter of the Year" award. Graham steps up, takes the lead, and always goes beyond what's required. I'm pleased to endorse him - highly recommended.” - Professional Net Impact member, Boston, USA.