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LGT report: Time to raise ESG bar for European PE-managers

LGT Capital Partners has been following private equity managers in the US, Asia and Europe over the last five years. The alternatives specialist's latest report finds PE managers taking ESG more seriously -- particularly in Europe. Now it's time to raise the bar, says LGT.

Keimpe Keuning here seen speaking at Nordic Investment Forum 2018 about ESG in Private Equity Photo: Jan Bjarke Mindegaard

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