Did You Know?

The average paper-based private investment*:

  • Kills 1.2 trees, which take 100 years to replace
  • Emits 129 lbs of carbon emissions
  • Denies the world of 2,353 lbs of carbon absorption

Source: Bridgeport Financial Technology ESG Calculator

Paper has no place here.

From the day deal documents are drafted and transmitted from a sponsor’s attorneys, through the last report provided to the investor, not one private investment document is ever printed on paper.

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What is ESG?
Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) is an evaluation of a firm’s collective conscientiousness for social and environmental factors. It is based upon a number of business practices, activities and policies within a particular organization. 
  • Environmental factors involve practices related to such things as deforestation, pollution control and carbon emissions
  • Social factors involve practices around working conditions, diversity, employee opportunity and relations
  • Governance factors involve board structure, executive pay, and related board policies and practices
Are There Notable Private Investment Industry Initiatives Underway?
  • Sustainable finance continues to draw attention from regulators, investors and policymakers to prioritize ESG initiatives throughout the financial industry.  There is a view that operationalizing more sustainable business practices will likely lead to greater access to capital, as well as a reduction in risk, and an increase in long-term value*. 
  • The Institutional Limited Partners Association (“ILPA”)**, for example, is working to align both LPs and GPs through resources that will move the industry forward, such as Standards of Practice, LP Education, and Policy Engagement with regulators and policymakers to ensure ESG disclosure standards are calibrated to private markets and supportive of limited partner needs.
How Does BridgePort Support Private Investment Sponsors in their ESG Initiatives?
In addition to licensing our platform to enhance our clients’ ability to eliminate deforestation, minimize their carbon footprint, and optimize their resource usage, BridgePort can assist platform clients with:
  • Obtaining ESG Attestation - SSAE 18
  • Developing respective ESG policies and initiatives for sustainable practices
  • Developing relevant ESG data metrics for reporting and monitoring, and disclosures related thereto 

*KPMG:  “Adopting Sustainable Finance”
**ILPA is a member-driven organization represented by public pension funds, endowments and foundations, private pension funds, family offices, insurance companies and other institutional investors. 

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