Exclusive interview with EQT Private Equity’s head of sustainability

Sophie Walker talks to FinanceAsia about how greenwashing can be avoided in sustainability-linked loans and the firm’s efforts to boost transparency and improve ESG reporting standards across the industry.
Sophie Walker
Sophie Walker

Away from the scrutiny of the public eye and largely exempt from disclosure regulations, privately-owned companies often lag behind their listed peers when it comes to the reporting and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions. Private investors, therefore, play a crucial role in promoting transparency and raising standards.

Swedish private equity firm, EQT Group, has a long track record in driving sustainability within portfolio companies and it has been disclosing high quality greenhouse gas data for a number of years, explains Sophie Walker, head of sustainability for EQT Private Capital.

In October 2021, EQT Group became the first private markets firm to adopt science-based targets SBTs that...

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