The future private capital CFO: Unleashing potential in the ESG era

In 2022, ESG isn’t just a ‘buzzword’ – it’s fast becoming the ‘new normal’. But getting to grips with new ESG regulation – alongside hefty reporting pressures – is costly and complex.

When we surveyed CFOs at private capital funds last year, the majority were gearing up for greater transparency – with many anticipating daily, or even live reporting demands from investors. While demands for data remain high, there is a real sense that ESG is now top of the agenda.

According to our research, in partnership with Intertrust Group, more than half of CFOs are now partway through their ESG integration processes – and more than a quarter say this process is complete. But obstacles remain around cost and resource constraints and the complexity of ESG data.

Technology can ease the burden here. Many respondents say they plan to complement in-house expertises with outsourced tech solutions, as they navigate these challenges.

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