Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Issues in Private Equity: No Longer Just an Initiative, but an Essential Strategy

By: Bruce Martin, CPEA Institutional and portfolio investors, limited partners (LPs), and private equity firms’ investors are moving beyond an awareness of the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs of the portfolios and private equity firms with which they invest. While investors have been voicing concerns about sustainability and ESG issues for several decades, conditions

EH&S Due Diligence Considerations for Distressed Assets

By: Leah Krause, CPEA The ongoing economic disruptions from COVID-19 have impacted many businesses, some of which will inevitably enter the commercial and industrial real estate market. It will be essential for potential buyers to understand the risks associated with these potentially distressed operations or properties through due diligence. These risks could include: Not operating

The Show Must Go On: EH&S Compliance During the Pandemic

By: Beth Hesse, CPEA In EHS Support’s March 27, 2020 Client Alert, we identified the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) temporary policy regarding its enforcement of environmental legal obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic. This temporary policy applied to the EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program with a separate policy issued for activities performed under the