The perceived importance of ESG factors in Africa

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When asked to evaluate the importance of ESG factors in selecting African private equity managers compared to other emerging markets’ private equity managers, limited partners were of the opinion that ESG factors were just as important in selecting general partners in Africa.

Environmental considerations when investing in African private equity, compared to other emerging markets

By investor group

By location

By location excl. DFIs

By location excl. FoFs

By location excl. DFIs and FoFs

In all categories the majority of respondents felt that environmental considerations were of the same importance when investing in African private equity, compared to other emerging markets.

Social considerations when investing in African private equity, compared to other emerging markets

By investor group

By location

By location excl. DFIs

By location excl. FoFs

By location excl. DFIs and FoFs

African LPs placed a higher importance on social considerations when investing in African private equity, than non-African LPs.

Governance considerations when investing in African private equity, compared to other emerging markets

By investor group

By location

By location excl. DFIs

By location excl. FoFs

By location excl. DFIs and FoFs

Limited partners place a higher importance on governance in Africa compared to other emerging markets, with around half of respondents saying a focus on governance was more important in Africa, and all respondents saying it was at least as important as in other emerging markets.

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