New ESG indicators from Preqin

Preqin has announced the release of new ESG Indicators for private capital funds and investor portfolios.

The firm says the indicators will lead to greater transparency and engagement on ESG topics among private market participants and establishes a common benchmark for measuring ESG factors across funds. They also allow investors and fund managers to analyze their portfolios against their ESG and financial performance targets. Preqin ESG Indicators apply Sustainability Accounting Standards Board’s (SASB) factors and the UN Sustainable Development Goals Index to generate baseline ESG scores for a portfolio, based on the industries and geographies of the underlying assets.