In advance of the event, Delano spoke with Claus Mansfeldt, chairman and managing director at SwanCap Investment Management. He speaks on the “Sustainable PE: a value-driven approach in building and managing portfolio companies” panel, Tuesday at 3:45pm.
Aaron Grunwald: What do you want the audience to get most from the “Sustainable PE” panel?
Claus Mansfeldt: It would be great if people gather that PE is very well positioned to enforce sustainable principles due to their control-governance and due to the direct in-depth scrutiny imposed by their institutional investors.
From your perspective, would EU rules on ESG criteria help or hurt the PE fund sector in Luxembourg?
In the absence of other clear measurable standards, regulation helps focus the mind, and if sensibly adopted by Luxembourg could only be good for the PE sector here.
What will institutional investors be looking for, from PE funds, in the coming years?
Institutions will be looking for different things, which is a challenge, but at the same time we anticipate some convergence of ESG criteria and measures to come. At the moment, you have to have a policy framework, but increasingly also demonstrable actions to evidence the theory.
Aside from your own talk at the ALFI event, which speech or panel are you most looking forward to hearing, and why?
I think the session on “Continuity and stability in a changing environment” is going to be very interesting, and the panellists are great.